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

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Astrophysics researcher awarded STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship

The award of one of the UK’s most prestigious Fellowships for early career researchers will allow Dr Fabio Antonini to spend five years in Surrey’s Department of Physics, furthering his pioneering research on black holes.

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Physics Professor takes audience ‘back to the future’ in TEDx Talk

A TEDx Talk in Shanghai in April 2017 featured a session by Surrey’s Professor Ben Murdin on how electrons can be made to go back in time.

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My PhD experience – Katie Ley, PhD Medical Physics

“The research I’m conducting could assist and improve procedures for many patients; it’s a good feeling to be researching something that could make a difference!”

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