News & 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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Expert Reaction: Parker Solar Probe orbit of the sun

Posted on Friday 5 April 2019

An expert in astrophysics at the University of York comments on the NASA mission to study the Sun using the Parker Solar Probe. The mission aims to make a close flyby of the Sun, attempting to go faster and closer than before.

UK’S first ultra-secure quantum network link between research and industry launched

Posted on Wednesday 27 March 2019

Researchers at the University of York have teamed up with colleagues at the University of Cambridge and BT to build a new high-speed link which will enable the development and testing of new quantum technologies.

Expert Reaction: Full moon in March Equinox

Posted on Thursday 21 March 2019

Director of the University of York's Astrocampus comments on the full moon as it coincides with the March Equinox.

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Light and Life – A molecular perspective

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Prof. Steve Meech (University of East Anglia), Dr. Alex Jones (National Physical Laboratory) & Dr. Helen Bryant (University of Sheffield)

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