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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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Sarah Thompson

Professor Sarah Thompson
Head of Department

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Featured research

Using a local gyrokinetic code to study global ion temperature gradient modes in tokamaks

Posted on Monday 8 June 2015

The paper describes a new numerical procedure to identify the region of a tokamak plasma that is affected by small scale instabilities.

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Machine Learning and ab initio Simulations of Quartz

Quartz is an abundant geomaterial whose properties over a wide range of temperatures and pressures are of intense interest.

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Matt Probert
Dr Matt Probert awarded IoP

Posted on Friday 4 September 2015

Dr Matt Probert has been awarded a Fellowship at the Institute of Physics (IoP).

Ed Boyes
Ed Boyes elected to Fellowship of the IoP

Posted on Wednesday 12 August 2015

Professor Ed Boyes has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IoP).

Jacek Dobaczewski wins prestigious Polish award

Posted on Tuesday 11 August 2015

Professor Jacek Dobaczewski has been awarded the Wojciech Rubinowicz prize by the Polish Physical Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Fizyczne - PTF).

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Upcoming events


YCQT/CMPi International Workshop on Quantum Correlations and Many-Body Physics

The event aims to bring together leading experts on Quantum Correlations and on Many-Body Physics, in order to explore synergies between both fields.

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