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News and events within the Department of Physics

Welcome to the Department of Physics News & events section. This is where you can find out exactly what's going on in and around the Physics Department at York. The Department also plays host to a number of public lectures, research group seminars and physics-related colloquia throughout the academic year. Here, you can also find details concerning lectures from the Institute of Physics, particularly those from the Yorkshire Branch, that are taking place in York.

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“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 one of 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)

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.

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