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6th in the UK for Physics and Astronomy

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A physics masters degree student at the University of Leeds
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Measuring magnon polarisation

Scientists have measured “magnon polarisation” within magnets for the very first time.

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Artists impression of quantum particles within matter
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90%

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6th

in the UK for Physics and Astronomy

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World Top 100 University

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