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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

Public Science Lecture

Date
18/09/2014
Location:
B1 Physics Building
Description
"Levitation", Dr Richard Hill, Senior Research Fellow, Physics & Astronomy

Seminar title : Reducing the cost and patient burden of MRI studies: scan acceleration by combined compressed sensing and parallel imaging demonstrated in muscular dystrophy

Date
16/10/2014
Location:
SPMMRC seminar room
Description
Kieren Hollingsworth, Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre, Newcastle University, UK

Public Science Lecture

Date
16/10/2014
Location:
B1 Physics Building
Description
"Can we do 3D Printing with Atoms?". Prof. Philip Moriarty

Public Science Lecture

Date
20/11/2014
Location:
B1 Physics Building
Description
"Making a Universe from Scratch". Julian Onions

Public Science Lecture

Date
18/12/2014
Location:
B1 Physics Building
Description
"Managing Urban Flood Risk the blue-green approach". Dr. Emily Lawson

Latest News

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

School joins Graphene Flagship

Description
School physicists are joining one of the largest ever European research initiatives which aims to take the 'wonder material' graphene and related layered materials from academic laboratories to everyday use.
Date:
08/07/2014

Top prize for School quantum physicist

Description
The School of Physics & Astronomy is delighted to announce that Professor Igor Lesanovsky has been awarded the prestigious Maxwell Medal by the Institute of Physics for his world leading research on quantum matter.
Date:
04/07/2014

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Project Juno - advancing the careers of women in Physics.

Midlands Physics Alliance Graduate School

Athena Swan Silver-Award

 

 

School of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Nottingham
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