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School of Physics

Leeds Festival of Science

13 - 27 March, 2015
Join us for activities and events covering many areas of science, maths, engineering and technology. Open to both schools and the general public.

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The 2015 Stoner Colloquium

Tuesday 10th March
This years Stoner Colloquium will be on the topic of Electromagnetic metasurfaces – from butterflies to battleships. Guest speaker Prof Roy Sambles, University of Exeter.

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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

Physics ranked equal 4th for research impact in REF2014
In the results of the recently announced 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Physics at Leeds was ranked equal 4th nationally for research impact, with all work being rated as internationally excellent or leading. The quality of research saw an increase in grade point average to 3.16 with 91% of work rated as internationally leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).

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Physics of Life

The Physics of Life Network and School of Physics and Astronomy hosted a...


UK-India Research Seminar

The UK-India Research Seminar, hosted by the University of Leeds was held last...


Gold nanotubes launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells

Researchers including Dr Sunjie Ye and Professor Steve Evans from the School of...


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