Success for public physics lectures
More than 600 people attended our inaugural series of free physics lectures in Lancaster city centre this autumn.
The six weekly lectures at the Storey Institute were full to capacity, with the public audience ranging from schoolchildren to pensioners. The six topics included neutrinos, the Higgs Boson, cosmology, space weather, low-temperature physics and light-shining-through-a-wall experiments and were given by physicists Dr Laura Kormos, Dr Harald Fox, Dr Anupam Mazumdar, Dr Jim Wild, Dr Rich Haley and Dr Ian Bailey.
Mon 19 November 2012
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.
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