School of Physics and Astronomy

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We achieved 95% overall student satisfaction for physics in the National Student Survey 2019

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The rare molecule weighing in on the birth of planets

Astronomers have discovered a rare molecule in the dust and gas disc around a young star – and it may provide an answer to one of the conundrums facing astronomers

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Sir William Henry Bragg Building

Bringing together students and researchers from across computing, engineering and physical sciences

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of our research activity is

'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' latest REF

Top 5

in the UK for Physics

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Top 100

World Top 100 University

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Scientists at the University of Leeds have created a new form of gold which…

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The University has appointed Professor Edmund Linfield as the first Director…

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The Centres for Doctoral Training bring together diverse areas of expertise in order to train researchers to address engineering and science-related problems.

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Professor Apala Majumdar (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow) is giving a talk about his research into liquid crystals.

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Dr Achilleas Lazarides (Loughborough University) will be presenting a seminar on his research in theoretical physics.

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We have an expert team, which supports our academics to exchange vital knowledge and experience with industry and other organisations.

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We have a dedicated Employability Team that provide businesses with access to our talented students through a range of services.

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We deliver events and activities to showcase this fascinating subject area to students at schools and colleges across the UK.

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The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset.

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