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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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Research to enable patients to monitor their immune systems in the home begins

Thursday 10 June 2021

Researchers in the Departments of Physics and Electronic Engineering have received almost £1m to develop a device to enable patients to self-assess their immune systems at home.

“Spooky” quantum entanglement can provide new information for PET medical imaging

Tuesday 11 May 2021

‘Quantum entanglement’ is a phenomena which leads to a special connection between particles, even after they separate over large distances. Einstein famously referred to this connection as “spooky”. Quantum entanglement is the basis of quantum computers and exploiting entanglement in the optical regime is enabling significant advances for imaging and communications.

Departments of Electronics and Physics to lead Spintronics research consortium

Monday 10 May 2021

The University of York is to lead a new international network for spintronics with a five-year project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

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