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School of Physics

Undergraduate Open Day 

Come along to our next open day on 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

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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LightTAG  - Friday 3rd Oct
Part of Leeds Light Night, LightTAG is an exciting interactive exhibition that fuses art with science.

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Dr Kevin Critchley and his PhD student, Andrew Harvie will be demonstrating...


International Exchange

The Royal Society have awarded funding to Dr Almut Beige of the Quantum...


Fine Bubbles

Professor Stephen Evans has been invited to speak at the ‘Particle Systems...


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