School of Physics & Astronomy

Welcome to the School of Physics & Astronomy

We run a popular undergraduate physics programme. We pride ourselves on being a centre that is internationally recognised for the quality of teaching and research. We hope that you will enjoy learning a little more about us through this site.



Professor Clare Burrage wins prestigious award

The School is delighted to announce that Professor Clare Burrage has been awarded a prestigious Physical Sciences and Engineering Laureate award from the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences. The award recognizes Clare's work on dark energy in the Universe, one of the biggest challenges in contemporary science.

Find out more about Clare and the work she's won the award for


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

Physics Foundation ProgrammeHave 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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Latest News

Immersive space experience is out of this world

Dr Ulrike Kuchner, astrophysicist, artist, and curator from the School is part of the international art and science collective SEADS (Space Ecologies Art and Design) who are collaborating with Zurich's Theater Neumarkt for their new production, Mimikry: Exomoon, An immersive Space Experience.

Nottingham physicists, working with a multidisciplinary team of pharmacists, engineers and medics, have discovered that quantum physics can help to kill cancer cells

A multi-disciplinary team, including School Physicists, have discovered a new way to target and kill cancer cells in hard-to-treat brain tumours using electrically charged molecules to trigger self-destruction, that could be developed into a spray treatment used during surgery.

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

Project Juno - advancing the careers of women in Physics.

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