Department of Physics

95% overall satisfaction in NSS 2014

Our score is at the historic high of 95%

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Stephen Fry demonstrating Leidenfrost maze on QI

A metal maze that was built by physics students to show how water droplets can propel themselves featured on BBC 2’s QI when host Stephen Fry demonstrated the ‘Leidenfrost effect’.





Head of Physics - Prof Simon Bending

simon_bendingWe offer a distinctive environment for studying physics at all levels with highly-motivated students learning from top physicists through carefully-designed and run study programmes. We have a combination of ground-breaking research (top 5 UK Physics Departments, RAE 2008), excellent links with industry, one of the best placement schemes in the country and outstanding teaching leading to high student achievement and employment. Above all, we’re a friendly department with common interests in physics and in getting all our people to perform at the top of their game.

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