Each student is provided with their own desk space, and has access to a computer and the wider university computing and library facilities. When required, research students also have access to the University’s High Performance Computing Cluster, one of the fastest academic computer systems in the world.
Photocopying and telephone facilities are also provided.
The School has an established Research Training programme for new postgraduate students, designed to introduce researchers to key skills within their field, and to provide basic transferable research skills.
In the last two years, we have spent more than £500,000 on a complete refurbishment of all of our teaching laboratories and purchase of new equipment.
As well as the main Physics building, the School has two additional centres sited close by - the Centre for Astronomy & Particle Physics (CAPT) and the Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre (SPMMRC). In 2003, Professor Sir Peter Mansfield, a researcher in the School for many years, jointly received the Nobel for Medicine for development of magnetic resonance imaging for medical purposes. Also linked to the School is the newly opened Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Centre, a coordinated nanotechnology resource for pure and applied research and teaching.