We seek to make advances in fundamental physics and shape the future of technology.
We take an interdisciplinary approach to research; we combine our expertise in physics with interests in chemistry, biology and mathematics. We explore physical phenomena across the entire spectrum of time and length scales, from macroscopic down to subatomic.
In collaboration with national and international partners, we investigate key areas such as fundamental particle research and designing next-generation fusion reactors.
We have strong industry links. We continuously engage in knowledge exchange and have seen many innovative products be brought to fruition.
Physicists at York are at the forefront of research in four key areas. We make major contributions to subject-specific journals as well as multidisciplinary publications such as Nature-group journals. Throughout the year we present new research developments at major international conferences.
Centres and facilities
We drive progress in science, industry and policy through our cross-disciplinary research centres and state-of-the-art facilities.
University research themes
The University's research themes are areas of research excellence that cross departmental boundaries. Our research interests span a wide range of disciplines and with our strong partnerships across the University, we collaborate across three particular research themes to meet the challenges of today's society:
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