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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Department of Physics brochure

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Professor Sarah Thompson

Head of Department

Supporting women in science

Athena Swan silver award

Institute of Physics Project Juno Champion

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Have researchers discovered the sound of the stars?

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.

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Solar Eclipse 2015

Posted on Friday 20 March 2015

Amazing views of a solar eclipse from Astrocampus.

Peter Main Retires From Teaching
Peter Main Retires From Teaching

Posted on Wednesday 18 March 2015

On Tuesday 10 March 2015, Professor Peter Main gave his last lecture in the Department of Physics.

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Undergraduate study

Research groups

Featured research

Modelling of Laser Ablation and Reactive Oxygen Plasmas for Pulsed Laser Deposition of Zinc Oxide

Posted on Tuesday 28 October 2014

Modelling of production of thin films for touch screens.

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Voltage controlled modification of flux closure domains in planar magnetic structures for microwave applications

Voltage controlled modification of the magnetic properties in a hybrid piezoelectric/ferromagnet device has been studied using synchrotron radiation at Diamond Light Source.

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Postgraduate study

Funded PhD studentships

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Controlling Photo-generated Electrons and Holes in Nanostructured Metal-oxides


PhD Studentship 2015 in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

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