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School of Physics

Postgraduate Open Day 

6 February, 2015
Come along to our next University open day and find out all about our Masters and PhD opportunities.

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Explore. Choose. Grow 

Launching in September 2014 our Discovery Themes provide an opportunity to broaden your horizons.

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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

Leeds embarks on biggest ever academic recruitment drive
250 new opportunities for academic researchers are offered across the University. Find out more ›

Young Researchers Medal

Dr Lorna Dougan has been awarded the 2013 Macro Group Young Researchers Medal...

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New Biomedical Facility

Congratulations to Professor Steve Evans and Drs Kevin Critchley and Jung-uk...

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Physics of Life

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

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