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Pettifer Prize 2018-19

The Pettifer Prize is presented annually to the first year Physics student with the best overall examination performance. It honours the memory of Dr Robert Pettifer, who was a member of the Department from 1972 until his retirement due to ill-health in 2007.

The 2018/19 prizewinner is Adam Gore, who receives a copy of the Feynman Lectures on Physics. The prize was presented by Robert's wife, Mar…

Feature News

Mika Vesterinen awarded over €1.8 million by the ERC

On 10 December the European Research Council (ERC) announced the recipients of its latest Consolidator Grant competition: 301 top scientists and scholars across Europe. Funding for these researchers, part of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, is worth in total €600 million. With this support, the new grantees will have a chance to build up their teams and have far-reaching impact.

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Research Updates

image Uprooting defects to enable high-performance III–V optoelectronic devices on silicon

A new defect elimination strategy in highly mismatched heteroepitaxy is demonstrated to achieve ultra-low dislocation density using a highly scalable process.

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The Welfare and Communication Group (WCG) works to promote good working practices and gender equality in Physics.