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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.

Latest Departmental news

New director for £45m robotics research centre at York

Monday 12 July 2021

A director has been appointed to lead a major new £45m research centre at the University of York which aims to place York at the forefront of research into the safe operation of robotics and autonomous systems.

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.

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