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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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First videos to show the helix of ‘dancing DNA’ developed by scientists

Monday 22 February 2021

Videos allowing us to see for the first time how small circles of DNA adopt dance-like movements inside a cell have been developed by researchers at universities in Yorkshire.

European Physical Society PhD Research Award

Sunday 21 February 2021

Alexandra Dudkovskaia has been awarded the PhD Research Award of the Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society.

Physics at York academic to give the Robert Boyle Lecture 2021

Friday 29 January 2021

Tom McLeish is Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of York

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Postgraduate study

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Physics of Life Seminar

Open cutting-edge super-resolution and machine-learning technology for the study of cell biology and viral infection

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