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Undergraduate physics student has paper published in scientific journal

Fri May 19 09:11:00 BST 2017

A paper co-authored by physics student, Joey Tindall, has been published in the scientific journal, Physics Letters B. read more »

PhD students host mini-conference to build strong links with GW4 universities

Mon Mar 06 16:47:00 GMT 2017

PhD students from the Department hosted a mini-conference as part of the Bristol, Bath, Exeter and Cardiff student seminars (BBECss) on Friday 3 March. read more »

PhD student wins prize for work in quantum electronics and photonics

Tue Feb 21 16:16:00 GMT 2017

Research Associate, Dr Jamie Francis-Jones has won the Institute of Physics Quantum Electronics and Photonics Group Doctoral Research Prize 2017. read more »

Creating new opportunities for female physics students and researchers

Fri Feb 10 15:19:00 GMT 2017

A new student-led group called Network of Women in Physics (NWP) was launched on Monday 6 February. read more »

Professor Carole Mundell new Head of Physics Department

Mon Oct 31 09:42:00 GMT 2016

Professor Carole Mundell will be leading the strategic direction of our Department of Physics. read more »

Academics win six month sabbatical to study the science of glasses

Mon Oct 17 11:28:00 BST 2016

Professor Phil Salmon and Dr Anita Zeidler have started a six month sabbatical as Fulcher Scholars at Corning Inc read more »

Research Fellow receives award for contributions to glass studies

Mon Aug 08 15:32:00 BST 2016

Dr Anita Zeidler was awarded the Society of Glass Technology Alastair Pilkington Award 2016 for her research on the structure of glass-forming materials at high pressures and/or high temperatures. read more »

Department rewarded for commitment to equality

Fri Jul 22 11:16:00 BST 2016

The Department of Physics has been awarded Institute of Physics (IoP) Juno Practitioner status. The aim of Project Juno is to recognise and reward departments that can demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in university physics, and to encourage better practice for both women and men. read more »

Mathematics and Physics undergraduate student wins student idea competition

Fri Jun 24 12:22:00 BST 2016

Azhar Jamal was voted one of the winners of the JISC Student Ideas Competition with an idea for a revision app. read more »

Students awarded for industry team project work

Wed Jun 01 10:05:00 BST 2016

A team of students from the Department have won the Philip Nicholson Award for best poster at the Society for Radiological Protection annual conference. read more »

Professors Birks, Knight to be awarded prestigious Rank Prize

Professor Tim Birks and Professor Jonathan Knight, both from the Department of Physics, have been announced as the winners of the Rank Prize for Optoelectonics 2018, along with former Bath researcher Professor Philip Russell.

Technician wins national prize

A technician in the Department of Physics has won a national award recognising her work.

Physics undergrad has paper published in scientific journal

A paper co-authored by physics student, Joey Tindall, has been published in the scientific journal, Physics Letters B.

Marine acoustic imaging: Thu 25 May

New challenges in marine acoustic imaging: Workshop to generate discussion & new collaborations

'Ageing healthily' lecture on Sulis Minerva Day: 11 May

Dame Linda Partridge of Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing will be speaking at our Sulis Minerva Day

Physics researchers recognised in national science photography contest

Two researchers from the Department of Physics have come runners up in a national science photography competition, organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

2nd KTP with Seiche rated ‘Outstanding’

Another Knowledge Transfer Partnership has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Innovate UK

Lung probe that spots infections aims to cut antibiotic overuse

A new imaging tool that rapidly diagnoses bacterial lung infections could help prevent unnecessary use of antibiotics in intensive care units.

Nanoscopic golden springs could unravel twisted molecules

University of Bath scientists have used gold spring-shaped coils 5,000 times thinner than human hairs and powerful lasers to enable the detection of twisted molecules, and the applications could improve pharmaceutical design, telecommunications and nanorobotics.

Distant galaxies are dominated by gas and stars - where is the Dark Matter?

New observations of galaxies forming 10 billion years ago show they are dominated by “normal” matter, with so-called “dark matter” present in much smaller quantities than expected.