Lancaster is a great place to study
Physics is placed 2nd in the Guardian university league tables 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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Lancaster neutrino physicists have been involved in the work of both of this year's Nobel Prize for Physics laureates, but particularly with that of Professor Arthur McDonald on both the SNO experiment for which the prize was awarded, and the successive, current SNO+ experiment. In 2001, SNO demonstrated conclusively that neutrinos change type as they traverse the distance between the Sun and the Earth, solving a 40-year puzzle.
Tue 06 October 2015
Dmytro Iatsenko, who recently completed his PhD in the Physics Department under Professor Aneta Stefanovska, has been awarded a Springer Thesis Prize for his work on Nonlinear Mode Decomposition. The award comprises a prize of €500 and the publication of the work in the collection of outstanding Springer Theses.
Wed 26 August 2015
Researchers have developed a new non-invasive technique which can accurately detect malignant melanoma without a biopsy.
Tue 11 August 2015
Three Physics PhD students have been rewarded for their excellent work over the previous year at an end of year celebration in the Physics Department.
Wed 29 July 2015
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
Dr Joe Kinrade, Department of Physics, Lancaster University
Wednesday 14 October 2015, 1400-1500
Cavendish Colloquium Room
Radio signals from Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) are delayed by the Earth’s ionosphere as they travel from satellite to receivers on the ground. Using measurements of these delays from a ground receiver network, it is possible through tomographic imaging to reconstruct images of the ionospheric electron content. Wide area images of the ionosphere are useful in profiling the plasma response to space weather events and geomagnetic storms, particularly at high latitudes where...
Dr Kathryn Grimm, Lancaster University
Friday 16 October 2015, 1400-1500
Cavendish Colloquium Room
Very recent results combining ATLAS and CMS data show the Higgs
Dr Michael Thompson, Department of Physics, Lancaster University
Friday 16 October 2015, 1500-1600
Furness Lecture Theatre 2
The integration of III-V semiconductors with silicon substrates targets the compelling goal of photonic devices combined with mature silicon technology. By using semiconductor nanowires instead of bulk layers, photonic devices with a high crystal quality and improved performance can be fabricated. Nanowires also offer the opportunity to create interesting devices which would be more difficult or even impossible using traditional methods. I will discuss how we have fabricated low noise infrared...
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LU Physics at 50
Lancaster University recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Throughout that time Physics has been at the heart of the University. 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.