Department of Physics

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Research

We have a thriving research programme, with 28 academic staff and over 80 postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and research visitors, drawn from the UK and overseas. Our research has a high international profile, in keeping with the University's position as a leading research institution in the United Kingdom.

REF 2014 results

The results of the Research Evaluation Framework (REF) 2014 confirm the excellence of the research undertaken in the department. View REF 2014 results of departments of the Faculty of Science.

PhD projects

For a list of our ongoing PhD research projects please see our Current PhDs.

Join us as an independent research fellow

Advice for postdoctoral researchers about how to apply for fellowships and join the Department of Physics.

Research areas

Our research covers a wide spectrum of activities, from fundamental physics to technological applications. Our activities are organised into five Research Groups and University Research Centres:

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