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We have a strong reputation for high quality teaching driven by outstanding research, and delivered in a supportive and inspiring environment. We are ranked 2nd for Physics in the Guardian University Guide 2016
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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Scientists at Lancaster University’s Physics Department are ready to help businesses develop new products and services. Third-year undergraduate students work in small teams to provide a solution to problems posed by companies.
Tue 14 July 2015
Vastly improved medical imaging and guaranteed secure communications are a step closer following a funding boost of more than £700,000 in new quantum technology projects at Lancaster University.
Fri 26 June 2015
Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have discovered by far the brightest galaxy yet found in the early Universe and found strong evidence that examples of the first generation of stars lurk within it. These massive, brilliant, and previously purely theoretical objects were the creators of the first heavy elements in history — the elements necessary to forge the stars around us today, the planets that orbit them, and life as we know it. The newly found galaxy, labelled CR7, is...
Fri 19 June 2015
Lancaster University planetary scientist Dr Sarah Badman has been awarded a prestigious Ernest Rutherford Fellowship by the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to support a programme of research entitled "Illuminating Solar-Planetary interactions". During her 5-year fellowship, Dr Badman will investigate how the Sun affects the...
Tue 09 June 2015
Observations of Jupiter made by Nasa’s Hubble Space Telescope are being analysed by Dr Sarah Badman at Lancaster University.
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Fri 27 March 2015
Professor Roger Jones has replaced Professor Peter Ratoff as Head of the Physics Department. Roger gained a PhD studying neutrino interactions at CERN and Fermilab before starting his career at CERN working at the Large Electron-Positron (LEP) Collider.
Tue 24 March 2015
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LU Physics at 50
The Physics Department at Lancaster Univeristy recently celebrated it's 50th anniversary. To discover more about our history, click here.
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.