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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Leading national conference for chemistry and physics education held in York

Posted on Wednesday 30 August 2017

The Variety in Chemistry Education and Physics Higher Education Conference (ViCEPHEC) is the leading national conference for chemistry and physics education at tertiary level in the UK. This year the conference was held at the University of York between 23 and 25 August.


York part of a successful synthetic biology research award of €4M

Posted on Tuesday 29 August 2017

A consortium of 10 academic and industrial partners located across the EU, including Prof Mark Leake from York’s departments of Physics and Biology, has been awarded a research grant for the project ‘SynCrop’ to investigate and develop cutting-edge methods to improve food production using novel synthetic biology tools.


York early-career researchers recognised as Emerging Leaders

Posted on Thursday 24 August 2017

The work of a physics academic Dr Alessandro Pastore in collaboration with physics final year student Matthew Shelley has been accepted and published in a special issue of Journal of Physics G named "Emerging Leaders".


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