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News and events

Setup to recreate the experiment which led William Herschel to infrared radiation

Jim Stone has reconstructed Herschel’s experiment for BBC 4 series “Colour: The spectrum of science”

SchroŐądinger\'s cat carrier. Credit: Robert Couse-Baker/Flickr, CC BY-ND

Physicists prove ‘quantum spookiness’ and start chasing Schr√∂dinger’s cat.


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.

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