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Welcome to the School of Physics & Astronomy

We run one of the most popular undergraduate physics programmes in the country. Our teaching has been rated 'excellent' and in the last Research Assessment Exercise we were placed joint 2nd with Cambridge and St Andrews in a ranking of 42 Physics departments. We pride ourselves on being a centre that is internationally recognised for the quality of our teaching and research and hope that you will enjoy learning a little more about us through this site.

We publish an annual newsletter, particularly aimed at prospective students, which highlights some of the exciting activities undertaken by our current undergraduates.

Excellent performance in NSS (National Student Survey): We are delighted that our graduating students rated us at 93% for ‘overall satisfaction’ with their physics degree course. This is reflected in our high position (5th) in the recently published Times national league table for Physics.

Events

Seminar title : tbc

Date
01/05/2014
Location:
SPMMRC seminar room
Description
Charlotte Buchanan, SPMMRC andAndrew Hale,SPMMRC

Mayfest

Date
10/05/2014
Location:
University Park
Description
Mayfest All Welcome. No Tickets Required

Circling the Square: Research, politics, media and impact

Date
20 - 22/05/2014
Location:
Highfield House
Description
An international conference organised by the Science, Technology and Society priority group.

School Colloquium

Date
28/05/2014
Location:
B13
Description
Prof Daan Frenkel, University of Cambridge. Title, TBA.

Seminar title:tbc

Date
12/06/2014
Location:
SPMMRC seminar room
Description
Chen Chen ,SPMMRC

Latest News

Osborne announces new doctoral training centre for Nottingham

Description
Academics and clinicians from the University of Nottingham, including School MRI physicists, are to partner colleagues at Oxford University in a new Biomedical Imaging Doctoral Training Centre.
Date:
31/03/2014

School secures major new funding for industrial partnership

Description
The School of Physics and Astronomy has secured over £200K in funding for its second Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with industrial partner, Photek.
Date:
10/03/2014

Massive neutrinos solve a cosmological conundrum

Description
A team, including Nottingham physicists, have used observations of the Big Bang and the curvature of space-time to accurately measure the mass of ghostly sub-atomic particles called neutrinos.
Date:
19/02/2014

Powerful supercomputer to offer a glimpse of the early universe

Description
One of the world's most powerful supercomputers is to enable Nottingham astrophysicists to build a sophisticated simulation of the early universe.
Date:
19/02/2014

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School of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

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