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Department of Physics 

We are a department at the forefront of pioneering global research and technological advancement in our world leading research centres, focused around biophysics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and plasma physics and fusion energy at the York Plasma Institute. Find out more about our department.

Undergraduate study

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Shape the Energy of the Future

Monday 23 November 2020

Considering a PhD or Master's degree in science or engineering? You could apply your knowledge to work towards clean, sustainable fusion energy for future generations. Register for our Virtual Fusion Open Day on Wednesday 16 December.

Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund

Tuesday 10 November 2020

The IOP and leading physicist Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell launched the Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund to encourage greater diversity in physics.

Organisation involving York scientists wins Rosalind Franklin Prize

Thursday 29 October 2020

The 2020 Institute of Physics Rosalind Franklin Medal and Prize has been awarded to the Physics of Life Network.

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Postgraduate study

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Fusion Virtual Open Day

Come along to our virtual postgraduate open day on Wednesday 16 December 2020.

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