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

25 October 2021
Two physicists (a female and male) working on a lab experiment
Seminars and colloquia

ALP Seminar: Towards Universal Quantum Computation with Bosonic Qubits

Prof. Yvonne Gao (National University of Singapore)

25 October 2021
Astro Image
Seminars and colloquia

Astrophysics Colloquium : Black Holes - Nature or Nurture?

Prof. Roger Blandford (University of Stanford)

26 October 2021
Polarization map of the CMB + galactic foregrounds at 140 GHz
Seminars and colloquia

Cosmology seminar: Forward modeling in the era of cosmological surveys

Boryana Hadzhyiska (Harvard)

26 October 2021
Beecroft & Keble
Seminars and colloquia

Soft Matter, Biomaterials & Interfaces: Understanding molecular fluctuations and transport with multiscale experimental models

Alice Thorneywork (Cambridge)

Female scientist


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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!