Welcome to the Department of Physics
We are proud of our award-winning teaching facilities, such as the 30 M£ Central Teaching Laboratory which is the core of all of our undergraduate laboratory courses. By giving our students access to state-of-the-art equipment from their first day on campus, we provide them with the essential experimental skills a modern physicist needs to have. We are a recognized leader in postgraduate teaching initiatives and currently coordinator of an STFC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Big Data Science, 2 EPSRC Centres on Risk & Uncertainty and New and Sustainable Photovoltaics, as well as 2 European Innovative Training Networks on Medical Accelerators and Antimatter Physics.
A rich variety of research is performed in our department, including Particle Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics and Accelerator Science. We have consistently received more research funding from STFC than any other physics department in the country. We provide access to world-class research infrastructure via research institutes and centres hosted at the University, specialising in fields such as renewable energy, innovative materials, accelerator science and semiconductor sensors. Our research leaders are also the academics teaching the fundamentals (and much more!) of physics. We share our passion for physics with our students and engage with the wider public the fascinate them for both, fundamental and applied research.
The personal attention we offer to each student, including a network of academic advisors and our open-door policy, through which all academics can be approached in an informal way, underlines our commitment to help each and every student to succeed in their studies - and enjoy their time in the Department. We work closely with our student-driven Physics Society to continuously enhance the overall student experience.
I hope you will find the information you are looking for on these pages, else please do not hesitate to get in touch with me at any time!
Prof Dr Carsten P Welsch, Head of Department