We have a strong reputation for high quality teaching driven by outstanding research, and delivered in a supportive and inspiring environment. We are ranked in equal 4th place for Physics by The Times & Sunday Times University League Table 2015
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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As part of the University's 50th Anniversary celebrations, the Physics Department held a special event for all those who have had or still have anything to do with the department. Alumni, ex-staff members and current staff and students were invited to attend. A dedicated web page for this event is under development.
Thu 18 September 2014
Lancaster Physics graduates have produced an excellent description of the use of scientific method in the search for the Higgs Boson.
Fri 27 February 2015
Updates on the best opportunities to spot the Northern Lights in the UK are now available on a mobile phone app developed in association with scientists at Lancaster University.
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Fri 23 January 2015
In this report we provide some case studies of Science and Technology's work with external partners during 2013-2014. Read about the launch of the Quantum Technology Centre, the Engineering Design Academy, R&D opportunities with China, a new Physics start-up company, research with regional small and medium enterprises, seed funding for new products and processes, new facilities for hire, free events and training, new companies on campus, plugging the data science skills gap, and much more...
Tue 20 January 2015
In the REF2014 Research Excellence Framework the Lancaster Physics Department was ranked 2nd in the UK for the amount of its research output judged to be of internationally leading (4 star) quality. Indeed, 28% of our publications submitted for assessment were deemed to belong in the top bracket.
Thu 18 December 2014
Researchers in the Physics Department's Space Plasma Environment and Radio Science (SPEARS) Group have been awarded £923,000 by the Science and Technology Facilities Council to study the plasma environments within our solar system.
Fri 21 November 2014
Professor Jim Wild, jointly with colleagues at the University of Leicester, has secured a NERC award of £423,000, £123,000 of which will come to Lancaster.
Fri 07 November 2014
Prof. Philip Burrows, University of Oxford
Friday 06 March 2015, 1330-1500
C1 Physics Building
The International Linear Collider Higgs Factory
Prof. Shinichi Saito, University of Southampton
Friday 06 March 2015, 1500-1600
C1 Physics Building
End of Scaling? Challenges & Opportunities in Device Physics
Doctor Simon Thomas, Space Plasma Group, Mullard Space Science Laboratory
Friday 06 March 2015, 1600-1700
Cavendish Colloquium Room
Galactic cosmic rays are extremely high energy, charged particles that are accelerated at extra-solar sources such as supernovae, active galactic nuclei, quasars, and gamma-ray bursts. They are modulated by enhancements and inhomogenities within the heliospheric magnetic field. Upon arrival at Earth's atmosphere, they produce a shower of secondary particles, some of which result in energetic neutrons which can be detected at ground level. On centennial and millennial time scales, traces of...
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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.