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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Rankings

The University of Surrey was ranked 8th nationally for physics by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016, and 10th by The Complete University Guide 2017.

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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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Research Excellence Framework

84 per cent of our research output is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Featured news

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PhD student’s research solves 30 year nuclear physics challenge

Researchers in Surrey’s Nuclear Physics Group have studied a critical astrophysical process that happens when stars explode, using a unique facility at partner TRIUMF in Vancouver.

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Astrophysics public engagement champion wins SEPnet award

Inspiring the public to get involved in astrophysics has led to a high commendation for Dr Michelle Collins in the SEPnet Public Engagement Awards.

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Surrey invites public to explore dark matter

The University’s astrophysicists staged ‘Seeing the Unseen’, a special event to celebrate Dark Matter Day on 31 October.

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