School of Physics and Astronomy

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Bringing together students and researchers from across engineering and physical sciences

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Microbubbles

Leeds researchers are investigating whether microbubbles can be used to treat cancer and other serious diseases

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Exploring cancer
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Top ten in the UK for Physics and Astronomy, The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

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School of Physics and Astronomy

We have over 140 years’ experience in both teaching and research excellence. Our School brings together more than 60 academic and research staff, and over 500 students from over 30 countries. We are in the top 5 in the UK for research impact, in our unit of assessment, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

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Laboratory classes and project work allow you to gain hands-on experience, investigating and applying material from your lectures and tutorials to real-life work situations.

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Our courses will equip you not only with expert subject knowledge, but with important professional and transferable skills that employers are looking for.

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You will develop excellent relationships with your supervisors and their passion and support will inspire you to explore, question and discover.

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News and events

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A fractal wave

A new cross-disciplinary institute to study fluid dynamics will launch on…

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Dr Raoul Guiazon

Dr Raoul Guiazon is set to advance the future of UK intelligence research and…

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ALMA

Astronomers have captured one of the most detailed views of a young star…

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Stretchy material

Scientists have discovered the first synthetic material that becomes thicker…

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Professor Phil King, of the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, will be presenting a seminar on his research.

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Dr Gabriele De Chiara, Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (CTAMOP), University of Belfast, will be presenting a seminar of his research. All are welcome to attend.

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Dr Jinju Chen, of the School of Engineering, University of Newcastle, will be presenting a seminar on her research.

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Dr Hannah Price, of the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, will be presenting a seminar on her research.

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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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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 work with organisations of all sizes across a wide range of industries to come up with solutions to your needs.

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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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