Research within the Department of Physics seeks to explore and explain fundamental aspects of the world we live in, from the smallest subatomic particles to the universe as a whole. Currently, ongoing research projects can be broadly classified within the following research areas:

  • particle physics
  • quantum gravity and quantum groups
  • spintronics and nanotechnology
  • condensed matter physics
  • neuroscience
  • dynamical systems
  • theoretical physics and relativity
  • astrophysics and cosmology.

Fundamental, applied and interdisciplinary research is carried out by our faculty and PhD students. Undergraduate and graduate students are involved in range of research-led activities, such as final year projects and summer research internships.