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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Professor Sarah Thompson

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Physics Graduate Grace Picking wins Consultant of the Month in Europe

Posted on Monday 27 April 2015

Grace Picking, Physics and Astro-Physics graduate, has won April’s Consultant of the Month for Europe.

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Physics searches for star astrophotographers

Posted on Friday 24 April 2015

The Department of Physics is now accepting entrants for an inaugural astronomical photography competition. The winning entries will make up a 2016 calendar.

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York scientists lead study on new treatment for prostate cancer

Posted on Thursday 9 April 2015

University of York scientists have discovered a potential new treatment for prostate cancer using low temperature plasmas (LTPs).

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Spin and orbital moments of nanoscale Fe3O4 epitaxial thin filmon MgO/GaAs(100)

Posted on Wednesday 20 May 2015

Fascinating properties of spin transport have also been presented in Fe3O4.

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Transport and Stability of the H-mode Pedestal

This invited talk will review our understanding of the region at the edge of a tokamak plasma, called the pedestal.

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Postgraduate study

Funded PhD studentships

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Novel nuclear density functionals

Modeling of Nuclear Observables

Symmetry restoration in finite many-body systems

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