School of Physics and Astronomy
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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.
Astronomers have discovered a rare molecule in the dust and gas disc around a…More on The rare molecule weighing in on the birth of planets
Scientists at the University of Leeds have created a new form of gold which…More on Scientists create the world's thinnest gold
Researchers have come up with a theory to explain one of the mysteries at the…More on An ‘atomic dance’ offers a new look at quantum computing challenges
Professor Juan P Garrahan (University of Nottingham) will be presenting a seminar on his research in soft matter physics.
Wednesday 16 October 2019, 14:00 - 15:00More on Soft Matter Physics research seminar: Statistical mechanics of slow dynamics - glasses and beyond
Geometric aspects of 3+1d crystalline topological insulators and the chiral anomaly in topological Weyl superfluids
Dr Jaakko Nissinen (Aalto University, Finland) will be presenting a seminar on his research in theoretical physics.
Wednesday 23 October 2019, 15:00 - 16:00More on Geometric aspects of 3+1d crystalline topological insulators and the chiral anomaly in topological Weyl superfluids
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