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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

Building a better magnetometer for cardiology
Magnetic resonance images of the heart have become a powerful tool in cardiology - yet the room-sized instruments currently needed for MRI scans can be a daunting experience for patients, as well as requiring specialist staff for operation and interpretation of the results.

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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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ICOMF 2014 conference 

Professor Steve Evans is set to speak at the international conference on Organised Molecular Films, in South Korea.

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Schools' Physicist of the Year Awards

The inaugural ceremony for the Ogden Trust Schools’ Physicist of the Year...


Quantum Control Engineering

Dr Jiannis Pachos and Dr Almut Beige, both from the School’s Quantum...


Microbubble Symposium

The fourth Microbubble Symposium came to an end yesterday afternoon after two...


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