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The Physics Department at the University of Warwick has a long-established international reputation for its research activities in the fields of Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Medical Physics and Space & Astrophysics. In recent years, an Astronomy & Astrophysics Group has been established and the latest addition is a new research activity in Elementary Particle Physics. In the recent Research Assessment Exercise the Department was awarded a grade 5 indicating that up to half its research activity is ranked as 'internationally excellent'. Over 200 researchers (approximately 148 research students and 74 post-doctoral research fellows) are supervised by 60 academic staff in pursuing research across the various groups. The size and reputation of the research effort guarantees a regular flow of visitors from overseas and from other laboratories in this country. There is a wide-ranging but integrated programme of research, both theoretical and experimental, which is strongly funded, both by research councils and by industry. The Department occupies three linked buildings of approximately 5,000 m2 in area, and is well-provided with state-of-the-art equipment and on-line computing facilities. It has excellent technical support with dedicated mechanical and electrical workshops and 22 technicians, one of the highest per capita levels of any UK Physics department. Physics includes the Centre for Advanced Materials, the Centre for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (in conjunction with the Chemistry Department) and participates in the University's new Centre for Scientific Computation. Further to these, there are major experimental groups, which attract significant EPSRC funding for their research in Experimental Solid-State Physics, Structural and Materials Physics, Semiconductor Physics and Surface Science.

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The Physics Department at the University of Warwick has a long-established international reputation for its research activities in the fields of Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Medical Physics and Space & Astrophysics. In recent years, an Astronomy & Astrophysics Group has been established and the latest addition is a new research activity in Elementary Particle Physics. In the recent Research Assessment Exercise the Department was awarded a grade 5 indicating that up to half its research activity is ranked as 'internationally excellent'.

The Department occupies three linked buildings of approximately 5,000 m2 in area, and is well-provided with state-of-the-art equipment and on-line computing facilities. It has excellent technical support with dedicated mechanical and electrical workshops and 22 technicians, one of the highest per capita levels of any UK Physics department. Physics includes the Centre for Advanced Materials, the Centre for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (in conjunction with the Chemistry Department) and participates in the University's new Centre for Scientific Computation. Further to these, there are major experimental groups, which attract significant EPSRC funding for their research in Experimental Solid-State Physics, Structural and Materials Physics, Semiconductor Physics and Surface Science.

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Over 200 researchers (approximately 148 research students and 74 post-doctoral research fellows) are supervised by 60 academic staff in pursuing research across the various groups. The size and reputation of the research effort guarantees a regular flow of visitors from overseas and from other laboratories in this country. There is a wide-ranging but integrated programme of research, both theoretical and experimental, which is strongly funded, both by research councils and by industry.

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