We have a strong reputation for high quality teaching driven by outstanding research, and delivered in a supportive and inspiring environment. We are We are ranked in equal 4th place for Physics by The Times & Sunday Times University League Table 2015
High Quality Research
In the RAE2008 Research Assessment Exercise the Lancaster Physics Department achieved the highest quality profile amongst the 42 UK physics departments making submissions
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
On 24th October, forty teachers from across the South Lakes area visited the Faculty of Science and Technology, as part of a partnership between Lancaster University, Research Council UK, and the South Lakes Federation.
Thu 06 November 2014
We have an EPSRC studentship in the area of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics available for immediate uptake.
The studentship is for UK applicants only, and candidates should have a minimum of a 2:1 degree in a relevant subject. If you are interested, please contact Dr Oleg Kolosov before Friday 21 November 2014.
Thu 30 October 2014
Peter Hodgson, who has just successfully defended his PhD, has now rounded off the achievement with the award of an EPSRC Doctoral Prize by the Faculty of Science and Technology.
Thu 30 October 2014
HRH Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud the ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosted a celebration at the Saudi embassy on 23rd September to celebrate the success of high-achieving students from Saudi Arabia, including Lancaster physics student Mr Ayash Alrashdi.
Fri 10 October 2014
The Nonlinear and Biomedical Research Group has been awarded a Horizon 2020 research grant Complex Oscillatory Systems: Modeling and Analysis (COSMOS) for training European Joint Doctorates. The PhD students enrolled at Lancaster under the scheme will spend at least one year at one of the partner institutions, which are in Potsdam (Coordinator), Aberdeen, Florence, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Graz. Similarly, Lancaster will receive PhD students from the partner institutions. At the end, if all...
Mon 22 September 2014
The Nonlinear and Biomedical Research Group is a Partner Organisation in a new Marie S-Curie ITN research grant held by the Mathematics Department at Imperial College London, Critical Transitions in Complex Systems (CRITICS). The group will host secondments and provide specialised training for PhD students from Imperial College and the other beneficiary organisations in Exeter, Dresden, Frankfurt, Waggeningen, Utrecht, Copenhagen, and Valladolid. The industry partners are BT and ETH Zurich....
Mon 22 September 2014
Dr Caitriona Jackman, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton
Thursday 11 December 2014, 1400-1500
Frankland Colloquium Room
The first spacecraft to fly by Saturn were Pioneer 11, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. Yet these gave us just a mere glimpse of the fascinating environment near Saturn. The Cassini spacecraft, one of the most successful missions of all time, went into orbit about Saturn in 2004, and has now delivered 10 years of amazing scientific discoveries.
Dr Leonid Ponomarenko, Physics
Tuesday 16 December 2014, 1555-1620
Lecture Theatre 1, Management School Building
Recent advances in the fabrication of heterostructures based on two-dimensional (2D) atomic crystals have opened up several new directions in graphene research1. One of the most exciting and highly debated subjects, which was initiated with direct involvement of the speaker2 and has been recognised by Physics World as one of 2013 breakthroughs of the year, is graphene superlattices.
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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.