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History of Physics at Leeds

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds has a rich history. We are able to lay claim to the development of Bragg's Law for X-Ray Diffraction, the origin and nature of magnetism, the creation of Barr and Stroud, Spintronics, Microbubbles and so on.

Over the years the School and it's research groups have developed and shaped our department, bringing our staff and students minds and work together.

Explore more about our past through this page, we have information on Nobel prize winners such as EC Stoner and Bragg, as well as more information about the development of our five research groups. Take a journey through our gallery and discover more about the instruments and gadgets that Physicists used to use before technology took off.

We have compiled a timeline about the School and Physics here in Leeds, please click here to view and take a journey through our rich history.