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Welcome to the School of Physics & Astronomy

We run a popular undergraduate physics programme. Our teaching has been rated 'excellent' and in the recent Research Excellence Framework  (REF2014), in which the research quality of all UK higher education institutions has been assessed, we have been placed joint 3rd of all the Physics departments in the country. We pride ourselves on being a centre that is internationally recognised for the quality of teaching and research and hope that you will enjoy learning a little more about us through this site.

Physics Blog Keep up-to-date with what's happening around the School with this new blog written by our staff and students.

UoN Physics YouTube channel

Physics Foundation Programme - Have you decided you would like to study physics but don't think you have the right qualifications? Check out our Foundation Programme.

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Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Nottingham delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.

 

Research Excellence Framework 2014

The Research Excellence Framework (REF), assesses all subjects in all universities across the UK, based on submissions describing their research and the wider societal impact that it has had. We are delighted to announce that the latest assessment, placed the School of Physics and Astronomy in 3rd place of all the physics departments in the country. 

In addition to being delighted that our research and the associated societal impact has been recognized in this way, we take pride in the close link that we make between the research and the teaching that we undertake at all levels, from outreach activities in schools to the advanced research projects that our undergraduates carry out as part of their courses. Indeed, one of the “impact case studies” that we included as a key part of our submission for REF2014 described the work we have undertaken explaining physics research on the Sixty Symbols YouTube channel.


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:"MRI of inhaled tracer gases without hyperpolarisation: new scalable methods for assessment of lung ventilation properties"

Date
22/02/2018
Location:
SPMIC UP Seminar Room
Description
Pete Thelwall lnst of Neuroscience, Newcastle Uni

Particle Theory Seminar

Date
23/02/2018
Location:
A113 CAPT
Description
Alessio Spurio Mancini (Heidelberg).

Condensed Matter & Nanoscience Seminar

Date
26/02/2018
Location:
B21 School of Physics and Astronomy
Description
Hannah Price (Birmingham).

Seminar: "Dynamic Nuclear Polarization at Very Low Temperatures"

Date
15/03/2018
Location:
SPMIC UP Seminar Room
Description
Roman Shakhovoy, SPMIC-UP.Nottingham

Seminar: "Altered appetite in Crohn's disease: Deconstructing the enteroendocrine axis using fMRI".

Date
07/06/2018
Location:
SPMIC UP Seminar Room
Description
Gita Thapaliya ,SPMIC. Nottingham

Latest News

Industrial action

Description
Information for students from the Vice-Chancellor.
Date:
22/02/2018

Nottingham patients to benefit from £30 million

Description
As one of six sites in the UK awarded funding from Health Data Research UK the Midlands partnership, made up of the Universities of Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham, Warwick, and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, aims to make pioneering improvements in people's health.
Date:
09/02/2018

Spring Semester 2018: Language Centre module enrolment

Description
Students can diversify their degree course by choosing a language module for credits with the Language Centre.
Date:
09/01/2018

School researchers discover a new method to manipulate magnetic domain walls

Description
Researchers in the Spintronics group have discovered a new method to control the structure of magnetic domain walls using electric fields. The discovery could lead to energy efficient data processing and storage devices.
Date:
14/08/2017

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School of Physics and Astronomy

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