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School of Physics, Engineering and Technology

Frontier research, future technologies

Welcome to our School. We bring physicists and engineers together to push the frontiers of knowledge, foster innovation and meet the grand challenges facing society. 

Our aim is to develop new technologies that work for the public good, in an environment where everyone can thrive. 

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Our courses in Physics and Engineering provide you with the skills to solve problems across all spheres.

This means you'll be set up to succeed across a diverse range of careers.

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Research and innovation

We apply expertise in fundamental physics and engineering to drive innovation in science and technology.

Our well-established industry links translate our research into solutions to real-world problems. Our doors are open to new collaborations.

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Public and schools outreach

We offer a wide range of activities for the public, families and school students of all ages.

Explore the mysteries of the universe at our observatory, the Astrocampus. Delve into nuclear physics using Lego. Take part in hands-on engineering workshops, and much more.

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Soap and detergents are everywhere, so it’s easy to take them for granted. But researchers at our School of Physics, Engineering and Technology have discovered precisely how they help kill biological organisms, including viruses like Covid-19

@PhysicsatYork, 8 August, 12.18pm

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#smFRET can follow shape changes to biological membranes in response to detergents. Learn more about our latest @UniOfYork research below! 🔬🧪🫧🧼…

@PhysicsatYork @YBRI_UoY @EngineeringYork @BiologyatYork @PhysLifeYork

@PhysicsatYork, 2 August, 1.01pm

Today sees the launch of the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology, one of three new academic schools at the University of York.

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@PhysicsatYork, 1 August, 12.33pm

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Check out our video below and discover how studying physics at university can provide a range of skills that employers are looking for. These skills are vital to industries ranging from automotive to coding & IT.

What's your #PhysicsFuture going to be?…

@PhysicsatYork, 1 August, 9.58am

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