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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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Broaden your horizons 

Our Discovery Themes provide an opportunity for you to explore a wide range of subject options alongside your main subject choice.

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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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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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Supervisor Award

Congratulations to Dr Jiannis Pachos from Theoretical Physics group in the...

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