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Sweets, treats and star bursts at the University of Surrey

This Halloween, scientists from the University of Surrey will be encouraging the young and old to not only trick-or-treat, but to stare at the sky in wonder as they explain why Dark Matter matters.

Physics student named ‘Postgraduate of the Year’ by UK Nuclear Skills

Michael Hodgson, who completed his PhD in detector physics at Surrey and is now a Technical Manager at Centronic Ltd, has won the UK Nuclear Skills ‘Postgraduate of the Year’ award.

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.

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.

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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