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Physics Research at Lancaster

Lancaster University's Physics Department is one of the top in the UK for research. In the last Research Assessment Exercise, we achieved the highest quality profile amongst 42 UK physics departments.

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  • Accelerator Physics

    We create the technologies and mathematical models that will lead to future generations of particle accelerators. more...

  • Centre for
    Nanoscale Dynamics

    A laser

    We study and model the theoretical properties of condensed matter systems, such as graphene, cold atomic gases, and molecular electronics. more...

  • Cosmology and
    Astroparticle Physics

    Our research asks fundamental questions about the nature of our universe. more...

  • Experimental
    Particle Physics

    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...

  • Low Temperature
    Physics

    We perform experiments and develop cooling technology to study fundamental processes and material properties at temperatures approaching absolute zero. more...

  • Mathematical Physics

    We develop and use new mathematical techniques for studying the classical and quantum behaviour of matter and light. more...

  • Nonlinear and
    Biomedical Physics

    Understanding the nonlinear, time-varying, behaviour of biological systems has the potential to impact many areas of medicine. more...

  • Quantum Nanotechnology

    We work on a whole range of devices, from the fundamental physics of nanofabricated structures to practical applications with industrial partners. more...

  • Space Science

    A satellite

    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...