School of Physics & Astronomy


The School of Physics and Astronomy is a research led school, with our research informing our teaching and our teaching invigorating our research.  The School's research thrust is divided into six broad areas.


The work of the Astronomy and Particle Theory groups is carried out in the Centre for Astronomy & Particle Theory (Cripps building) whilst the work of the MRI group is largely carried out in the Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre; the remaining research groups work within the main Physics building. Undergraduate projects and tutorials take place in all the buildings. All members of academic staff are research active and we have a large portfolio of grants from a wide range of funding streams.

Key Research Equipment Inventory (UoN only)
An inventory of all significant research equipment available within the University of Nottingham.

School of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 [0]115 951 5183
fax: +44 [0]115 951 5180
email: physics-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk