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School of Physics

Undergraduate Open Days 

Come and meet our staff and students at one of our University open days on 12 September and 10 October.

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Prof Helen Gleeson's Inaugural Lecture

Wednesday 7 October 2015, 5pm.
Prof Gleeson OBE, Cavendish Chair and Head of School elect will be the first woman in the history of the School to hold both positions. Open to all.

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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

University of Leeds ranked in the top ten for student experience
Students have rated the University of Leeds as offering one of the best student experiences in the UK. The University has now been ranked in the top ten for the fifth year running.

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Soapbox Science

On 20th June Dr Lorna Dougan joined eleven other scientists to take part in...

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Soft Matter Away Day

The School recently hosted a Soft Matter Physics away day at Weetwood Hall. The...

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George Gray Medal

Professor Cliff Jones has won the prestigious George Gray Medal from the...

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