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

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

ALP Seminar: Integrating machine learning and quantum chemistry with fully differentiable quantum chemistry

Dr Muhammad Firmansyah (University of Oxford / Machine Discovery)

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

Cosmology seminar: Searching for New Physics in the Universe's Oldest Light with the Atacama Cosmology Telescope

Colin Hill (Columbia & Flatiron Institute)

20 October 2021
Beecroft building
Seminars and colloquia

Condensed Matter Theory Forum - TTbar-deformed conformal field theories out of equilibrium

Weekly forum seminar for CMT

20 October 2021
Theoretical Physics
Seminars and colloquia

Theoretical Physics Colloquium: Modern geometrical optics of waves and turbulence: plasma physics and beyond

Ilya Dodin (Princeton)

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!