Department of Physics

Highlights

The science of watching paint dry; nanotech for everyday impact

Research from the department could help improve the performance of a wide variety of everyday goods, from paint to sunscreen.

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Ranked eighth for Physics

The University of Surrey was ranked eighth nationally for physics by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

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Distinctive study programmes

Our programmes reflect the diversity of modern physics.

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Advancing physics

Our department is part of the SEPnet consortium of six partner universities, working together to advance and sustain physics within the south-east region of England.

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Applying principles based on Schrödinger’s famous “cat-in-a-box” thought experiment could be used in quantum technologies

The new paper published in Scientific Reports suggests a theoretical method for realising a ‘teleportation protocol’ that could make use of such ‘cat-states’ – where matter can be in two states at once – in quantum computation.

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Secretary of State opens test facility developed through Surrey-SME project partnership

Last week, Rt. Hon. Amber Rudd MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, officially opened an exciting new test facility which has been developed thanks to a collaborative research partnership between the University’s Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and Department of Physics with Sussex-based SME, Plastipack Ltd.

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Can something really be in two places at once?

It seems like the dream of science-fiction enthusiasts everywhere – the idea that objects can be in two places at once, performing two different tasks at the same time. Watch our video to see Professor Ben Murdin discuss this mind-bending theory and the race to build the world’s first quantum computer.

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Department of Physics
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Surrey
Guildford
United Kingdom
GU2 7XH