School of Physics and Astronomy
"world-leading" or "internationally excellent"
Submitted research - REF 2021
World Top 100 University
QS World University Rankings 2023
award for our commitment to gender equality
Athena SWAN Charter
Research and innovation
Our research activity covers the following main areas: Star and planetary system formation; Spintronics in condensed matter; Experimental biophysics and bio-nanoscience; Dynamics of polymers and complex fluids; and Quantum information theory and its applications.
In addition, we are applying our collective expertise to the development of sustainable energy harvesting and storage, and towards translation into healthcare and medicine.
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