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Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Supermolecules of hydrogen

22 October 2018
Scientists have discovered a new class of compounds which contain very large amounts of hydrogen.

Physics and Astronomy at the Postgraduate Open Day, 14 November 2018

12 October 2018
Discover more about our MSc programmes and PhD opportunities.

Exploring physics though ceilidh dancing, examining squashy materials and making comets!

03 October 2018
The School of Physics and Astronomy took part in a very successful Explorathon and Doors Open Day during the last weekend in September.

Applications invited for Chancellor's Fellows

18 September 2018
These prestigious awards support highly talented early career researchers from across the world to develop their careers.

Physics and Astronomy at the 2018 Doors Open Day

04 September 2018
The School of Physics and Astronomy is opening its doors at the end of September

Research fellowship opportunities in collaboration with industry

28 August 2018
TRAIN@Ed research fellowship for candidates with a background in experimental particle physics and machine learning

Equality & Diversity wiki unveiled for School students and staff

22 August 2018
Information, guidance and resources to help create an open and inclusive enviroment for study and work

World’s largest laser lends insight into giant planets of solar system

22 August 2018
Scientists gain valuable insight into how hydrogen behaves at extreme conditions, such as those found within Jupiter and Saturn

A diffusing barrier creates a new universality class for interfacial growth

13 August 2018
Investigating the shape of protein and bacterial interfaces in the presence of an impenetrable moving membrane

Award in recognition of excellence in nuclear physics for Carlo Bruno

30 July 2018
The European Physical Society announces prize winners of PhD theses in experimental, theoretical or applied nuclear physics

Prof Cait MacPhee is Royal Society’s Gabor Medal winner 2018

20 July 2018
The Gabor Medal is awarded annually for acknowledged distinction of interdisciplinary work between the life sciences with other disciplines

Life on Earth kept to darkness for much of history

20 July 2018
Tiny creatures that lived in the dark – either underground or below the sea floor – were the dominant life forms on Earth for much of the planet’s history, a study suggests

Laser experiments shed light on Earth’s core

16 July 2018
Scientists have discovered fresh insights into the metallic core at the centre of our planet

‘Physicist of the Year’ prizes awarded to local school pupils

02 July 2018
Local secondary school pupils receive award and gain an insight into studying physics

Proteins make waves and surf them in the cell membrane

25 June 2018
A new stochastic equation for active, growing interfaces predicts the evolving shape of a cellular membrane