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Staff & Student News

New Undergraduates for October 2018

Congratulations on your success at A-level! We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Department in Welcome Week. Please read our pages for new students. There are links to information about matriculation and getting started, and to some exercises we would like you to look at before you get here.

Feature News

2018 Student Survey results for Physics

In the 2018 National Student Survey, Physics achieved an overall student satisfaction of 91%. This puts us 4th for overall student satisfaction and 2nd for Assessment and Feedback in the Russell Group universities for physics.

The government’s 2018 Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset has found tha…

Research Updates

image Fundamental quantum limits of optomechanical sensors

Dominic Branford and Animesh Datta, working in collaboration with Haixing Miao (University of Birmingham), have published a paper on the fundamental quantum limits of optomechanical sensors in Physical Review Letters (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.110505). Being able to measure very weak forces is central to many applications, such as the direct detection of gravitational waves and monitoring subterranean movement of magma in volancially-active areas. The strength of a force can be inferred through its effect of displacing a mass: the displaceme…

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