Aerial view of the lake, Central Hall and the Physics & Electronics building.

Dr Roddy Vann and Dr Marjan van der Woude working with a plasma jet. © John Houlihan

Students walk through the Physics & Electronics concourse.

A PhD student working with a plasma beam for the deposition of magnetic thin films.

Welcome from the Head of Department

Sarah Thompson

We are driven by excellence in both research and teaching. Our particular research expertise lies in Condensed Matter Physics, Plasma Physics and Fusion, and Nuclear Physics.
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Professor Pratibha Gai wins Royal Academy of Engineering recognition

Posted on Thursday 18 September 2014

Congratulations to Professor Pratibha Gai for being elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

New Social Media Accounts

Posted on Thursday 4 September 2014

The Department of Physics has brand new social media sites.

Laser-Powered Fusion

Posted on Thursday 4 September 2014

Dr Kate Lancaster, the Plasma and Fusion Industrial Officer, was invited to speak to Ginny Smith of The Naked Scientists about Laser-Powered Fusion.

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Metric space formulation of quantum mechanical conservation laws

Posted on Friday 11 April 2014

Conservation laws - such as energy conservation - are central to the behaviour of physical systems and have been a fundamental tool for developing theoretical physics.

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A strategy for sub 20nm exchange bias nanodots

For polycrystalline exchange bias films etched to form nanodots two effects cause a reduction in the loop shift, Hex.

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Institute of Physics Project Juno Champion

Athena Swan silver award

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