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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

Students walk through the Physics & Electronics concourse.

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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Institute of Physics Project Juno Champion

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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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Novel scintillator arrays

Professor Jenkins will be reporting on detector developments relevant to experimental nuclear physics.

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Aires Ferreira
Dr Aires Ferreira has pioneered a new quantum transport method

Posted on Friday 18 September 2015

A new quantum transport method pioneered by Dr Aires Ferreira has been employed to test early conjectures on the exotic nature of quantum transport at the Dirac point of graphene systems, a fully quantum regime so far inaccessible.

Matt Probert
Dr Matt Probert awarded IoP

Posted on Friday 4 September 2015

Dr Matt Probert has been elected as a Fellow of 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).

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