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 Sarah Thompson
Head of Department
Posted on Monday 10 March 2014
Find out about a new class of magnetic materials and devices.
Posted on Friday 28 February 2014
An international team of researchers including Dr Yvette Hancock have discovered a 'microbial Pompeii' preserved on the teeth of skeletons around 1,000 years old.
Posted on Wednesday 26 February 2014
A new academy designed to encourage more physics graduates into technical careers has been awarded £2m funding from HEFCE.
30th April 2014 - Deadline for overseas scholarship applications
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Posted on Tuesday 4 February 2014
This paper is a concept paper concerning the behaviour of the spin clusters the authors have previously shown to exist at the interface between the ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic layers in an exchange bias system.
There are currently no academic vacancies in the Department.
Funded PhD studentships
Major boost for expansion plans
Plans to vigorously expand the Department of Physics at York have been given a major boost with the announcement of seven new academic posts in 2013 – following on from five new posts last year.
This is accompanied by an on-going rise in research funding, major investments in laboratories, a lively and expanding research programme in several areas of physics and a thriving undergraduate and postgraduate student population.