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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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Lancaster University physicists have welcomed the award of the Nobel Prize in Physics to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert.
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Tue 08 October 2013
The Space Plasma Environment and Radio Science (SPEARS) group in Physics ran the biennial EISCAT radar symposium on campus 12-16 August 2013.
Thu 22 August 2013
A Lancaster University physics graduate has been selected for the European Space Agency's Young Graduate Trainee Programme.
Mon 12 August 2013
Professor Henning Schomerus is quoted in The Guardian (26 July) on writing a personal statement for admissions.
Many physics undergrad hopefuls mention a lot of the same books, or say they read the New Scientist, says Professor Henning Schomerus, physics admissions tutor at Lancaster University. "This wouldn't put me off, but I would probably more or less ignore it," he says. If you want to talk about a journal you read, pick out an article and discuss why it interests you.
Be specific. If The Big Bang Theory sparked your interest in physics, explain why. Schomerus, for instance, likes the episode where Sheldon takes a job as an unpaid waiter to try to discover how electrons move through graphene - it's an area he's done research in.
"Make the statement truly personal," he says.
Fri 26 July 2013
Thu 25 July 2013
HEP Seminar: Measurement of the production cross-section of psi(2s)->J/psi Pi Pi using the ATLAS detector
Lee Allison, University of Lancaster
Friday 13 December 2013, 1300-1400
Frankland Colloquium Room
The prompt and non-prompt production cross-sections for ?(2S) mesons are measured using 2.1 fb?1 of pp collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. The measurement studies the ?(2S) ? J/?(? ?+ ?? )? + ? ? decay mode, and probes ?(2S) with transverse momenta in the range pT = 10 ? 100 GeV and rapidity |y| < 2.0. The results are compared to existing LHC ?(2S)...
Dr Andrew Ferguson, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge
Friday 13 December 2013, 1500-1600
C1 Physics Building
'Splitting a single Cooper pair with microwave light' - C1, 3pm
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