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

26 May 2022
Seminars and colloquia

Lobanov-Rostovsk Lecture - Geochemical evidence for how the Earth accreted and differentiated

Prof Bernie Wood - University of Oxford

26 May 2022
Optical image of the Andromeda galaxy
Seminars and colloquia

Galaxy evolution seminar: Galaxies lacking dark matter in the LCDM paradigm

Galaxy evolution seminar - Jorge Moreno Soto

26 May 2022
Seminars and colloquia

From Classical Statistics to Modern Deep Learning

From Classical Statistics to Modern Deep Learning

27 May 2022
Seminars and colloquia

Theoretical Physics Colloquium: Stellar Dynamics in Galactic Nuclei

Theoretical physics colloquia

Female scientist


How to support the Department of Physics

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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!