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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

Astronomy Seminar

Date
01/10/2014
Location:
C12 Physics Building
Description
Fernando Buitrago (Edinburgh). Stellar haloes of massive early-type galaxies at z~0.7 or how to use the HUDF for local Universe studies

Nottingham Physics Centre

Date
07/10/2014
Location:
C5 Physics
Description
Dark energy and the ever-expanding Universe. Dr Carolin Crawford. Institute of Astronomy, The University of Cambridge

Astronomy Seminar

Date
08/10/2014
Location:
C12 Physics Building
Description
Daniel Mortlock (Imperial). Bayesian model comparison in Astronomy and Cosmology

Masterclass

Date
09/10/2014
Location:
B1 Physics Building
Description
John Gribbin. Science Writing for Dummies

Astronomy Seminar

Date
15/10/2014
Location:
C4 Physics Building
Description
Loretta Dunne (Canterbury, NZ). An enigmatic population of high gas fraction, dusty blue galaxies in Herschel ATLAS

Latest News

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

Major funding for Endofullerene study

Description
Nottingham physicists led by Professor Tony Horsewill have been awarded a major new grant by the EPSRC to study a new class of materials called Molecular Endofullerenes.
Date:
15/08/2014

Hush that noise

Description
Research Fellow Dr Michael Hush and colleagues here and at The University of Queensland have come up with a novel, new idea for reducing noise in quantum systems.
Date:
21/07/2014

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Oxford-Nottingham Biomedical Imaging MRC/EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training

Project Juno - advancing the careers of women in Physics.

Midlands Physics Alliance Graduate School

Athena Swan Silver-Award

 

 

School of Physics and Astronomy

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