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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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Postdoctoral Fellowships Workshop

Friday 15 May: Planning for the next stage of your career. A workshop for early/mid-career postdocs and PhD students considering a career in research science.

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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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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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