Physics Research at Lancaster
Lancaster University's Physics Department is one of the top in the UK for research. REF2014 ranked us 2nd in the UK for the number of research outputs judged to be of internationally leading (4 star) quality, with 28% of our publications in this top bracket.
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We create the technologies and mathematical models that will lead to future generations of particle accelerators. more...
We study and model the theoretical properties of condensed matter systems, such as graphene, cold atomic gases, and molecular electronics. more...
Our research asks fundamental questions about the nature of our universe. more...
Studying the forces and interactions that shaped our universe and searching for new particles like the Higgs boson, using the highest energy particle colliders and long-baseline neutrino beams. more...
We perform experiments and develop cooling technology to study fundamental processes and material properties at temperatures approaching absolute zero. more...
We develop and use new mathematical techniques for studying the classical and quantum behaviour of matter and light. more...
Nonlinear andUnderstanding the nonlinear, time-varying, behaviour of biological systems has the potential to impact many areas of medicine. more...
We work on a whole range of devices, from the fundamental physics of nanofabricated structures to practical applications with industrial partners. more...
We explore the fundamental physics at work in the solar system's space-plasma environment. We investigate the mechanisms that control space weather - the natural phenomena which can affect the world's high-tech infrastructure. more...
Lancaster University is a partner in The Cockcroft Institute - a collaboration that brings together the best scientists and engineers to research, design and develop particle accelerators.