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

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

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Katherine Leech
STFC Advisory Panel for Public Engagement Appointment

Posted on Monday 18 July 2016

Miss Katherine Leech has been appointed to the STFC Advisory Panel for Public Engagement.

Rail workshop
York rail workshop aims to boost love of science

Posted on Monday 11 July 2016

Virgin Trains and the University of York have joined forces to create a workshop to encourage British children into science and engineering.

Sam Thompson PGWT winner
Vice-Chancellor Teaching Awards 2016 winner

Posted on Monday 11 July 2016

At the recent Vice-Chancellor Teaching Awards 2016, Sam Thompson won a 'Postgraduate who teach' (PGWT) award.

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Physics Review: 25th Anniversary Celebration

Physics Review magazine has been supporting and enriching post-16 physics for 25 years. Edited at the University of York and published by Philip Allan Updates/Hodder, articles in the magazine explore physics in situations ranging from everyday applications to frontier research and regular features provide guidance on maths, practical skills and tackling exam questions. Join us to celebrate our 25th Anniversary with an exciting FREE programme of activities for Year 12 and 13 students and their teachers.

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