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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

Seminar:"ZTE MRI: fast, functional, quiet and quantitative"

Date
15/11/2018
Location:
SPMIC UP Seminar Room
Description
Nikou Damestani and Emil Ljundberg, NIHR Maudsley BRC, Centre of Neuroimaging Sciences, Inst of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Kings College London.

Particle Theory Seminar

Date
16/11/2018
Location:
A113 CAPT
Description
Bradley Kavanagh (GRAPPA,Amsterdam).Black Holes' Dark Dress: mergers of primordial black holes and the impact of Dark Matter halos.

Condensed Matter & Nanoscience Seminar

Date
19/11/2018
Location:
C27 Physics Building
Description
Valentina Ros (IphT Saclay).

Seminar titles :"Recurrent Inference Machines for Accelerating MRI" (Matthan Caan) and "T1-weighted EPIs and combined T1 and T2* mapping at 7T" (Wietske van der Zwaag)

Date
19/11/2018
Location:
SPMIC UP Seminar Room, University Park
Description
Wietske van der Zwaag and Matthan Caan. Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging, Amsterdam. Netherlands

Astronomy Seminar

Date
21/11/2018
Location:
C12 Physics Building
Description
Clotilde Laigle (Oxford). Observing the multi-scale cosmic web at high redshift and quantifying its impact on galaxies.

Latest News

Access to University Park East Service Centre disrupted

Description
Access to the University Park East (UP East) Service Centre will be restricted over the next two weeks.
Date:
07/11/2018

International Conference on Low Dimensional Structures and Devices 2019

Description
Nottingham physicist, Professor Mohamed Henini will co-chair the 9th International Conference on Low Dimensional Structures and Devices (LDSD) in Patagonia, December 2-6, 2019. Prof Henin founded the conference in 2002.
Date:
25/10/2018

SEPnet & WRIPA workshop "Enhancing physics graduate employability through curriculum development"

Description
65 physics academics and employability managers from across the UK attended the SEPnet&WRIPA workshop at Nottingham to discuss the enablers and barriers to physics curriculum development in view of the increasing focus on employability and the Government's Industrial Strategy.
Date:
10/09/2018

YouTube channels nominated for Times Higher Education awards

Description
Use of ground-breaking short YouTube videos to engage people in Science and STEM subjects has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education awards.
Date:
07/09/2018

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School of Physics and Astronomy

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