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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. 

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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

5 October 2021
plasma seminars
Seminars and colloquia

Plasma Theory Seminar: Upper bounds on gyrokinetic instabilities

Per Helander (IPP Greifswald)

12 October 2021
Beecroft and Keble
Seminars and colloquia

Soft Matter, Biomaterials & Interfaces: Controlling phase separation with polymer networks

Rob Style (ETH Zurich)

13 October 2021
Beecroft building
Seminars and colloquia

Condensed Matter Theory Forum

Weekly forum seminar for CMT

15 October 2021
Theoretical Physics
Seminars and colloquia

Theoretical Physics Colloquium: The Unbeatable Rightness of Being: A Cosmic Ray Origin for Biological Homochirality?

Roger Blandford (Stanford)

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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!