Physics and Astronomy research

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The School of Physics and Astronomywas placed among the leading research institutions in the latest (2008) Research Assessment Exercise.

Our research portfolio is wide-ranging, and covers three principal themes: Particle and Nuclear Physics; Quantum Matter and Nanoscale Science; and Astronomy. We have over 120 academic and research staff together with 120 graduate students with around 50 technical and clerical support staff. Our annual research income is over £8 million and more than 250 research publications are produced each year.

Enquiries for additional details on research should be addressed directly to the heads of the research groups, with copies to the Head of School at

Research spotlight

Research themes

Quantum Technology at the University of Birmingham: