We have a strong reputation for high quality teaching driven by outstanding research, and delivered in a supportive and inspiring environment. We are ranked second in the Guardian University Guide for 2014 entry.
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.
Find out about the activities we offer:
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
For the second year running the Physics Department offered a week of work experience to Y12 physics students who intend to take Physics at university. This year, 15 students from all over the UK participated, attending talks and carrying out week-long research projects into particle physics, quantum computing, nanotechnology and space weather.
Fri 25 July 2014
A group of A-level students from Morecambe High School have written a blog about their visit to CERN - the latest in a series of events involving Science and Technology at Lancaster University.
Fri 18 July 2014
"The bizarre world of low temperatures" was the theme of a quite extraordinary public lecture held on campus recently as part of the University's 50th anniversary celebrations. An audience of over 200 packed into the Faraday Lecture Theatre on the evening of Monday 30th June to witness an amazing double act by Physics Nobel Laureate and honorary Lancaster graduate
Fri 04 July 2014
Fri 04 July 2014
Four Physics PhD students have been rewarded for their excellent work over the last year at a PhD Prize Giving Celebration in the Physics Department.
Thu 03 July 2014
Businesses have the opportunity to tap into the resources of the UK's top physics department.
Story supplied by LU Press Office
Thu 19 June 2014
Dr Oleksandr Tsyplyatyev, University of Birmingham
Friday 19 September 2014, 1500-1600
C1 Physics Building
Hierarchy of modes in an interacting system
Wednesday 12 November 2014, 1000-1600
Hurdles still exist for women who wish to further their careers in science, both in industry and academia. This event aims to bring together the latest research and showcase the best practice from both sectors, with a range of speakers and workshops. Lunch is provided and there will be plenty of opportunity for networking.
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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.