School of Physics and Astronomy
"world-leading" or "internationally excellent"
Submitted research - REF 2021
World Top 75 University
QS World University Rankings 2024
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.
A ground-breaking new discovery could transform the way astronomers…More on Leeds astronomers gain stunning insight into "vampiric" star evolution
Dazzling artwork that doubles as a mobile observatory will soon arrive on the…More on Mobile observatory Moon Palace rolls onto campus to reunite with student creatives
The Sir William Henry Bragg Building has earned another prize, claiming one…More on Bragg Building wins coveted Leeds Architecture Award
Join us for a special double Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday 13 March highlighting the impactful work of two STEM education professors, Professor Alison Voice and Professor Samantha Pugh.
Wednesday 13 March 2024, 16:00 - 18:00More on Inaugural Lecture: Professors Alison Voice and Samantha Pugh, School of Physics and Astronomy