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School of Physics

Undergraduate Open Days 

Come along to one of our open days on 13 September and 11 October and find out all about our 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 focus

Big molecule, small cell
If you have ever wondered how a big molecule such as DNA - with a twisted ladder structure made of thousands of atoms – fits inside a tiny cell nucleus, then look no further. If you have a supercomputer handy, you can work out how the forces between the atoms and groups along the DNA combine to determine its shape. You find that it twists and coils like an unruly hosepipe, curling up to fit into cells.

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Latest news

Grant success!

Congratulations to Dr Hugo Christenson of the Molecular and Nanoscale Physics...

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Quantum Materials Symposium

The Condensed Matter group in the School recently organised and hosted the...

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New lecturer

The School would like to welcome Dr Sven Van Loo as a new lecturer in...

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