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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The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 84 per cent of our research output as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Featured news

News story

Professor Mark Gieles elected to join the editorial board of the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Professor Mark Gieles, Head of the Astrophysics Research Group within the Department of Physics, has recently been elected to join the editorial board of the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS).

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Press release

Researchers discover method to replicate nature’s ability to reflect light to develop innovative materials

Researchers from the University of Surrey have developed an innovative new technique to mimic one of nature’s greatest achievements – natural structural colour.

 

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Press release

New book has more than a quantum of understanding

University of Surrey professor Jim Al-Khalili has written one of a new Ladybird Expert series on Quantum Mechanics

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