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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

image Hidden giant planet revealed around tiny white dwarf star

The first evidence of a giant planet orbiting a dead white dwarf star has been found in the form of a disc of gas formed from its evaporating atmosphere.

The Neptune-like planet orbits a star a quarter of its size about once every ten days, leaving a comet-like tail of gas comprised of hydrogen, oxygen and sulphur in its wake.

The discovery by astronomers from the University of Warwick’s Departmen…


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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.