Welcome from the Head of Department
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 27 April 2015
Grace Picking, Physics and Astro-Physics graduate, has won April’s Consultant of the Month for Europe.
Posted on Thursday 9 April 2015
University of York scientists have discovered a potential new treatment for prostate cancer using low temperature plasmas (LTPs).
Posted on Monday 23 March 2015
A chance discovery by a team of researchers, including Dr John Pasley, has provided experimental evidence that stars may generate sound.
Posted on Saturday 21 February 2015
In this paper we explore the flow of material in a solid target that has been illuminated with an extremely bright, very short pulse of laser radiation.
Funded PhD studentships
PhD Studentship 2015 in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics