Lancaster is a great place to study
Physics is placed 2nd in the Guardian university league tables 2016
High Quality Research
REF2014 ranked us 2nd in the UK for the amount of research outputs judged to be of internationally leading (4 star) quality, with 28% of our publications in this top bracket.
Diversity in Physics
We're proud to have attained Juno Champion status, under the Institute of Physics programme designed to advance women's careers in physics higher education.
We're keen to develop partnerships with schools to inspire school students to continue studying Physics to a higher level.
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Scientists have discovered a way to authenticate or identify any object by generating an unbreakable ID based on atoms.
Fri 13 November 2015
Businesses are being urged to benefit from the technical knowledge and fresh ideas of leading students.
Wed 11 November 2015
Lancaster Physics on BBC News: Scientists have discovered a way to authenticate or identify any object by generating an unbreakable ID based on atoms.
Wed 11 November 2015
Members of the Lancaster University Neutrino Physics group have been awarded a share of the prestigious 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. This year's prize is awarded to the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) collaboration and to the T2K/K2K collaboration, both of which have had long-term Lancaster involvement, as well as to the Super-Kamiokande, Daya Bay and KamLAND collaborations.
Tue 10 November 2015
A Lancaster student has won a national competition for the excellence and commercial potential of his ICT related research.
Mon 02 November 2015
Lancaster neutrino physicists have been involved in the work of both of this year's Nobel Prize for Physics laureates, but particularly with that of Professor Arthur McDonald on both the SNO experiment for which the prize was awarded, and the successive, current SNO+ experiment. In 2001, SNO demonstrated conclusively that neutrinos change type as they traverse the distance between the Sun and the Earth, solving a 40-year puzzle.
Tue 06 October 2015
Luke Southwell, Lancaster University
Friday 27 November 2015, 1400-1500
Cavendish Colloquium Room
The Tokai to Kamioka long-baseline neutrino experiment based in Japan observed oscillations from muon neutrinos to electron neutrinos in 2014 and was the world's first experiment to observe electron neutrino appearance in a muon neutrino beam. In 2014 the experiment switched its beam from neutrino mode to antineutrino mode in order to attempt an observation of muon antineutrinos oscillating to electron antineutrinos.
Dr Gemma Lancaster, Lancaster University
Friday 27 November 2015, 1500-1600
Furness Lecture Theatre 2
Biological oscillations and their diagnostic potential in melanoma - Oscillations are found on many scales in the body. One example is the regulation of blood flow, occurring locally via the intrinsic movement of the vessel walls, which can be observed in laser Doppler flowmetry signals. Here, it is demonstrated that these oscillations are altered in melanoma lesions, and that this information can be used for their non-invasive diagnosis. Reasons for these alterations are also explored.
Dr Gavin Davis, Indiana University
Friday 04 December 2015, 1400-1500
Cavendish Colloquium Room
NOvA recently released its first oscillation physics results announcing that it is primed to make significant contributions to our understanding of the neutrino sector. NOvA is a long-baseline neutrino experiment that consists of two functionally identical detectors; a 330 ton Near Detector located 100m underground at Fermilab,1 km from the source, and a 14 kton Far Detector located 810 km north in Ash River, MN.
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LU Physics at 50
Lancaster University recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Throughout that time Physics has been at the heart of the University. To discover more about our history, click here.
Inclusive, Diverse, Fair
Our department is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community, and has achieved champion status in the IOP's Juno scheme. find out more
PhD Studentships are available at the interdisciplinary Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre for research projects in fundamental science and applications of atomically thin two-dimensional materials.
Lancaster Quantum Technology Centre
Quantum technology has the potential to revolutionise electronics, medicine, energy and computing in the next 20 years.
The LQTC offers you access to our facilities and the chance to build partnerships with our researchers.