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


New research examines how 'valley polarisarisation’ in silicon transistors affects how electronic spin is polarised.

Carole Mundell. Credits: Max Alexander

Head of Astrophysics Professor Carole Mundell has been appointed to join the governing Council of the Science and Technology Facilities Council.


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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