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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

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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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Professor Ernst A Rössler from the University of Bayreuth is coming to Leeds to talk about his research.

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Dr Wenqing Liu is a Reader and Head in Nano-Electronics at Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom. She is in Leeds to present a talk about her research.

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Professor Garegin Papoian (University of Maryland) will present his research in theoretical physics.

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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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