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. The quality of our research and our research environment was recognised by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, where our overall rating was joint second of all the Physics departments in the UK.
Our research covers a wide spectrum of activities, from fundamental physics to technological applications. Our activities are organised into four Research Groups and University Research Centres: