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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 BlogKeep 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 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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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

Undergraduate students are welcome to attend all seminars.

Astronomy Seminar

Date
16/10/2019
Location:
C12 Physics
Description
Chiaki Kobayashi (Hertfordshire).Extra-galactic archaeology - studying galaxy formation from their metallicity and elemental abundance distributions.

Public Science Lecture

Date
17/10/2019
Description
David Wilkinson, Institute of Physics. To c or not to c - Physics in Science Fiction Writing.

Beacon Series Seminar : " Advances in Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) for high-resolution, motion-robust multi-organ perfusion measurement"

Date
18/10/2019
Location:
ESLC B01, University Park Nottingham
Description
Manuel Taso, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Boston, USA

Particle Theory Seminar

Date
18/10/2019
Location:
B17 Physics Building
Description
Martin Bauer (Durham).Flavour bounds on axion-like particles and a new solution to (g-2)_mu.

Particle Theory Seminar

Date
25/10/2019
Location:
B17 Physics Building
Description
David Stefanyszyn (Groningen).

Latest News

Globalise your degree course

Description
Students can diversify their degree course by choosing a language module for credits. We offer 10 credit modules in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish. The levels range from Stage 1 (complete beginners) to Stage 6 (near native speaker competence). It is possible to improve existing skills or start a new language.
Date:
17/09/2019

Coffee collaboration has all the elements for the perfect blend

Description
Chemistry and the art of coffee making have been blended by the University of Nottingham to create an exclusive new roast, 'Poliakoffee' that is launched across campus today (1 April).
Date:
01/04/2019

FOSAC review

Description
Science was bringing smiles to the faces of people in Nottingham this weekend as the Festival of Science and Curiosity hit the streets, shopping centres and libraries.
Date:
21/02/2019

Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity - 13-20 February

Description
University of Nottingham academics are taking part in a festival celebrating science, technology, engineering and maths across Nottingham.
Date:
08/02/2019

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Project Juno - advancing the careers of women in Physics.

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School of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Nottingham
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