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
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. Furthermore, the heavy weight that is attached to the 4 star publications in the funding allocation mechanism used by the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) to distribute research income means...
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
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
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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.