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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 95% 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

Cold Atoms seminar

Date
01/12/2014
Description
Dr Rick Mukherjee, Max Planck Institute. "Strong interactions in alkaline-earth Rydberg ensembles"

Astronomy Seminar

Date
03/12/2014
Description
Oscar Agertz (Surrey). On the interplay between star formation and feedback in galaxy formation simulations

Seminar titles: tbc

Date
04/12/2014
Description
Ben Tendler,SPMMRC Richard Dury,SPMMRC

Nottingham Physics Centre

Date
09/12/2014
Location:
C5 Physics
Description
The Antikythera Mechanism. Prof Mike G Edmunds. School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University

Latest News

Nottingham Students to represent UK at the International Physicists Tournament 2015

Description
The School is delighted to announce that a team of Nottingham students have won the UK selection tournament for the International Physicists Tournament in 2015.
Date:
07/11/2014

£9m for MRI in Nottingham

Description
The Government has announced it will be investing over £9m for equipment, buildings and facilities for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research at The University of Nottingham.The funding will secure Nottingham's position in the vanguard of MRI research internationally for the next 10 years.
Date:
23/10/2014

School researchers develop new technique to improve breast cancer surgical outcomes

Description
School physicists led by Dr Ioan Notingher, in collaboration with the Breast Pathology Research Group led by Prof Ian Ellis, have developed a new technique for detecting the margins of breast cancer tumors that should improve surgical outcomes.
Date:
30/09/2014

Prestigious Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship awarded to School researcher

Description
School researcher Dr Beatriz Olmos Sanchez has been awarded a prestigious Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship by the Institute of Physics. These Fellowships support outstanding scientists and engineers at an early stage of their career.
Date:
30/09/2014

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School of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Nottingham
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