Department of Physics

91% of our research is world leading / internationally excellent

The results of REF 2014 confirm the excellence of the research carried out at Bath.

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95% overall satisfaction in NSS 2014

Our score is at the historic high of 95%

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News and events

Peter Mosley on producing single photons

In this 100 Second Science film for Physics World, Peter Mosley explains how individual particles of light can be produced.
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Jonathan Knight on why we need new optics

In this 100 Second Science film for Physics World, Jonathan Knight points out some of the limitations of current optical fibres.
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Head of Physics - Prof Simon Bending

simon_bendingWe offer a distinctive environment for studying physics at all levels. Our highly-motivated students learn through carefully-designed study programmes delivered by physicists who are leaders in their fields. A combination of outstanding teaching, ground-breaking research (13th ranked UK Physics Department in REF2014), excellent links with industry and one of the best placement schemes in the country, leads to very high student achievement and employment prospects.

Above all, we pride ourselves on being a friendly department whose staff share common scientific interests and the desire for all our students to realise their full potential.

Faculty of Science