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

20 January 2022
Seminars and colloquia

The January 2022 eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai

Prof Don Grainger - The University of Oxford

20 January 2022
Seminars and colloquia

Bismuth-based solar absorbers: Carrier kinetics and indoor light harvesting

Prof Robert Hoye

21 January 2022
Seminars and colloquia

Theoretical Physics Colloquium: Title TBA

Theoretical physics colloquia

24 January 2022
Two physicists (a female and male) working on a lab experiment
Seminars and colloquia

ALP Seminar: Improved release-recapture thermometry with adaptive Bayesian techniques

Dr Luis Correa (Exeter)

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!