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School of Physics

Undergraduate Open Days 

Come along to one of our University open days on 19, 20 and 26 June to find out all about our undergraduate degree courses.

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Explore. Choose. Grow 

Launching in September 2014 our Discovery Themes provide an opportunity to broaden your horizons.

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Research highlight

Quantum simulations on your desk
Probing the ultra-small world of subatomic particles doesn't have to involve machinery on the scale of the LHC at CERN - small scale, table-top experiments that complement the particle colliders may be possible using ‘quantum simulation' methods for high energy physics developed by Jiannis K Pachos at Leeds.

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Latest news

Physics ranked equal 4th for research impact in REF2014
In the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Physics at Leeds was ranked equal 4th nationally for research impact, with all work being rated as internationally excellent or leading. The quality of research saw an increase in grade point average to 3.16 with 91% of work rated as internationally leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).

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Eclipse

Students and staff in the School were able to view today's partial eclipse...

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Butterflies to battleships

The recent Stoner Colloquium was a great success, with an excellent turn out...

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Welcome!

The School is happy to welcome Dr Zlatko Papic to the department as a member of...

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