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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Physsoc Reach Funding Target

Posted on Wednesday 27 August 2014

The University of York's Physics Society, Physsoc, have reached their fundraising target to fund its annual student-led National Physics Colloquium in November 2014.

Ogden Schools Physicist of the Year Award

Posted on Monday 14 July 2014

Schools and sixth form colleges nominated promising AS Level/Year 11 students for the award.

Tour le Solar System

Posted on Friday 13 June 2014

Join us to Cycle the Solar System, celebrate the Tour de France, find out more about the planets and get involved with fun-filled space activities running from 20-21 June 2014.

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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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Supporting women in science

Institute of Physics Project Juno Champion

Athena Swan silver award

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