Imperial College London

Full Partner

Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK

Contact info
Tel: +44 (0)20 7589 5111

About the Institution
Imperial College London embodies and delivers world class scholarship, education and research in science, engineering, medicine and business, with particular regard to their application in industry, commerce and healthcare. We foster multidisciplinary working internally and collaborate widely externally.

The Physics Department at Imperial is at the forefront of physics research and education in the UK. The vibrant and internationally-leading research programme actively fosters the development of new knowledge and new areas of technology. Physics at Imperial was ranked 2nd in Europe and 13th in the World by ARWU
2011. We offer both three year BSc and four year MSci Physics programmes including with Theoretical Physics, a Year in Europe, Music Performance, Science Education. We also offer nine Master’s level taught postgraduate courses, including three Centres for Doctoral Training which can lead directly to PhD studies. We host on average: 800 undergraduate students; 350 postgraduate students, with 100 masters students and 100 PhD students completing their studies each year; 180 postdoctoral researchers; 20 prestigious fellowship holders; 115 academic staff; and 100 technical and support staff.

The Blackett Laboratory has been the recipient of three Nobel Prizes: GP Thomson (1937), PMS Blackett (1948) and Abdus Salam (1979). It currently hosts two Knights of the Realm: Sir Peter Knight and Sir John Pendry and thirteen Fellows of the Royal Society.

About the Groupleader

Prof. Misha Ivanov
Email: m.ivanov(at)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 9719 1

Misha Ivanov (born 1964) is regarded world-wide as one of the leading theoreticians in the emerging field of ultrafast intense laser science, where novel methods are developed to probe light-matter interactions down to the attosecond time-scale. He has made major contributions to the emergence of attosecond science, and co-authored landmark papers on – among other things – the generation of attosecond pulses, the control of attosecond electron dynamics in strong field ionization, and the observation of attosecond time-scale electron dynamics in molecular systems.

Misha Ivanov graduated in 1987 from Moscow State University and obtained his Phd at the General Physics Institute in Moscow in 1989, which he subsequently joined as a postdoctoral fellow and staff scientist. From 1992 to 2008 he was at the National Research Council (NRC) in Ottawa, Canada, where he established a vibrant research program as Principal Research Officer & Head of the Theory and Computation Group. In 2008, he left NRC and accepted a chair in Physics at Imperial College London.