Imperial College London

Imperial College Spectroscopy Laboratory

Welcome to the Spectroscopy Laboratory

The Spectroscopy Laboratory is part of the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group. We specialise in high resolution Fourier transform spectrometry (FTS) of atomic and molecular spectra, particularly for astrophysics applications. We have developed unique Fourier transform spectrometers that operate in the ultra-violet and vacuum ultra-violet regions of the spectrum. Our laboratory research covers spectra from the infra red, visible to the UV and vacuum UV, and is applied to space plasmas and planetary atmospheric physics. Our current research is funded by the STFC of the UK. We have also been funded by The Royal Society, The Leverhulme Trust, the EU, and PPARC.

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Outreach News

Over 500 festival goers, children and adults, take part in our "Make Your Own Spectroscope" Workshop at the Great Exhibition Road Festival, 18th - 19th June 2022.


Over 450 children take part in our "Discovering Light" Workshop at the Imperial Festival, 28th-29th April 2018.


Last updated: 10th August 2022