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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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Undergraduate places available 

We are happy to receive applications through UCAS Extra from students who expect to achieve AAB or higher at A-level for September 2015 entry.

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Research highlight

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

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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