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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

Seminar title:TBC

Date
31/10/2014
Location:
SPMMRC seminar room
Description
Dr Stephen Mayhew,School of Psychology ,Birmingham University

Nottingham Physics Centre

Date
04/11/2014
Location:
C5 Physics
Description
Dark energy and the ever-expanding Universe. Dr Carolin Crawford. Institute of Astronomy, The Quantum complexity and quantum simulation. Prof Igor Lesanovsky. School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham

Astronomy Seminar

Date
05/11/2014
Location:
C12 Physics
Description
Joanna Dunkley (Oxford). Cosmology from the polarized microwave background

Seminar title:tbc

Date
06/11/2014
Location:
SPMMRC seminar room
Description
Dr Bernadette van Wijk , Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging ,UCL

Astronomy Seminar

Date
12/11/2014
Location:
C4 Physics Building
Description
Helen Russell (Cambridge). Massive molecular gas flows and AGN feedback in galaxy clusters

Latest News

£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

Award for film highlighting importance of Technical Support Staff

Description
A film highlighting the vital role of technical support staff, made by the University and featuring School technicians, has won a major award.
Date:
17/09/2014

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Athena Swan Silver-Award

 

 

School of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Nottingham
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