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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.

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New accelerator facility to probe ‘strange matter’

Thursday 10 September 2020

Physicists at York have played a key role in the development of a planned new experimental facility in the US which will give insights into the visible matter present seconds after the Big Bang.


Guardian University Guide 2021

Monday 7 September 2020

The Department of Physics is in the UK top 10.


Students rose to the challenge

Wednesday 26 August 2020

White Rose Virtual Work Experience: a one-week programme for Year 12 students to engage with academic research.


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