Department of Physics

Discover our Department, home to high-quality research and outstanding teaching. Our research is focussed in five key areas: Astrophysics, nuclear physics, photonics and quantum sciences, radiation and medical physics, and soft matter.

We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our students with an online virtual learning environment, embedded research projects, and a world-leading student placement programme.

What we offer

We have listed resources to support remote learning whilst schools are closed.

Take a virtual tour of the Department

Control board

Have a look around some of our leading facilities, including the Physics Undergraduate Labs, Advanced Technology Institute and the Observatory.

Research

Our research spans the breadth of modern physics and is supported by high-quality facilities. Activities include both pure research, such as work on understanding nuclear structure, and more applied research, such as photonics.

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