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Postgraduate Open Day 

6 February, 2015
Come along to our next University open day and find out all about our Masters and PhD opportunities.

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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

Protein tug-of-war
Protein molecules curl up like tangled balls of string; to find out how they work, you have to unfold them. If they were balls of string, you would pull on each end - and that's exactly what Dr Lorna Dougan and her colleagues are doing here at Leeds, using atomic force microscopes. It's like a tug-of-war, but on a tiny scale: protein molecules need just a few hundred piconewtons to stretch them out to a few tens to hundreds of nanometres long.

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Latest news

Physics ranked equal 4th for research impact in REF2014
In the results of the recently announced 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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Electromagnetic metasurfaces – from butterflies to battleships

The School of Physics and Astronomy will be hosting the next Stoner Colloquium...

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Medicine, Not Just About Medics

Medicine is a highly competitive field that interests many students; however,...

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Frontiers of Biomolecular Simulation

The 4th Annual CCP-BioSim Conference kicks off tomorrow at the Royal Armouries...

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