The CMP Group carries out research across a broad range of fundamental and applied problems in solid state physics and materials science.
The Theory Group works on problems in non-equilibrium biophysics, the dynamics of complex fluids, the electronic properties of materials, and quantum information science.
The Elementary Particle Physics Group carries out research into the fundamental particles of matter and the forces by which they interact.
The Astronomy and Astrophysics group are interested in stars and planets, how they live and how they die, and the exotic physical processes that they allow us to explore.
The CFSA Group focuses on plasma physics applied to the grand challenges of magnetic and inertial fusion power, space physics, solar physics, and astrophysics.
The Medical Physics group at the University of Warwick works in tandem with UHCW to provide research opportunities for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Warwick is one of the top 10 research environments in the UK for Physics, as assessed by REF 2014, with all aspects considered to be either world-leading or internationally excellent. 96% of the research papers submitted to REF2014 were judged to be at least "internationally excellent" and a quarter "world leading" (4*).
Beyond core physics, scientific diversity is indicated by the involvement of many staff in multidisciplinary ventures:
- University-wide Global Research Priorities, especially those centred on Materials and Energy
- The Centre for Scientific Computing
- EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training: Complexity Science & Mathematics of Real World Systems, Molecular Analytical Sciences, Diamond Science and Technology.
- The Midlands Physics Alliance Graduate School provides collaborative training for PhD students across the Universities of Birmingham, Bristol, Keele, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham, Nottingham Trent and Warwick.
- The Science City Research Alliance, between Birmingham and Warwick Universities, has provided a substantial investment in joint equipment and research infrastructure. A new, purpose built, facility now houses state-of-the-art analytical equipment and research fellows, which significantly benefits the Department's research and buisness links.
- Research Technology Platforms for Electron Microscopy, X-ray Diffraction and Scientific Computing. These RTP facilities and other analytical capabilities can be accessed from outside of the University via Warwick Scientific Services.
For more information on the research conducted in the department, see also our Research Committee webpages.