Department of Physics

Our research

Our researchers change the world: our understanding of it and how we live in it. We explore the fundamentals – how we got here and the secrets of the universe – as well as the practical from developing next-gen materials to pushing the frontiers of quantum and predicting the future for our planet. 

Launch your studies

Our dynamic programme of outstanding research as well as our specialist research facilities, collaborative research networks and international renown attract the brightest minds from around the world. Come and join them.

Upcoming events

6 February 2023
Astro Image
Seminars and colloquia

Astrophysics Colloquium

Astrophysics Colloquium : Dr Anna Scaife

7 February 2023
Polarization map of the CMB + galactic foregrounds at 140 GHz
Seminars and colloquia

Cosmology seminar: The hierarchical structure of galaxies in the Local Group

Isabel Santos-Santos (Durham University)

8 February 2023
Seminars and colloquia

CMT Forum Prof. Mathias Scheurer

Seminar by Prof. Mathias Scheurer

9 February 2023
Seminars and colloquia

Geological Net Zero

Speaker: Professor Myles Allen (School of Geography and the Environment, and Department of Physics, University of Oxford)

Female scientist


How to support the Department of Physics

Find out how you can support our world-class scientific research and teaching and help the Department of Physics to tackle some of the most urgent and fascinating challenges we face today

Alumni of the Department of Physics at an event


Once a physicist, always a physicist...

Our alumni relations office exists to nurture and develop long-lasting relationships between students, staff and friends of the Department of Physics so please do get in touch with ideas, feedback or just to say hello!