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School of Physics

Welcome to the School of Physics and Astronomy

We are a highly prestigious department with 135 year history of nationally and internationally leading research and teaching.

Over 60 academic and academic related staff, 25 support and technical staff and 70 research students, combine with 500 undergraduates to form a lively community, as an integral part of an established research-focused university.

Find out more about the history of physics at Leeds.

Research focus

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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News and events

Undergraduate Open Days 

Come along to one of our open days on 13 September and 11 October and find out about our undergraduate 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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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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Imaging Skyrmions at low temperature

Skyrmions are topologically stable magnetic defects (~nanometres) formed by...

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