Space Science Seminar: Climatological observations of the polar cap thermosphere and cusp using SCANDI and radarsTuesday 23 May 2017, 14:00
Condensed Matter Physics Seminar: "Quantum Thermodynamics"Friday 26 May 2017, 15:00
Space Science Seminar: Jupiter’s X-ray emissions (provisional)Thursday 01 June 2017, 14:00
Top 10 success in The Times and Sunday Times
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Royal Astronomical Society Group Achievement Award
The Royal Astronomical Society has awarded the 2017 Group Achievement Award for Geophysics to the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network consortium. This international consortium includes physicists from the Space and Planetary Physics group and works to improve our understanding of the effect of the Sun and aurora on Earth's upper atmosphere.Learn More
High Quality Research
REF2014 ranked us 2nd in the UK for the amount of research outputs judged to be of internationally leading (4 star) quality, with 28% of our publications in this top bracket.Learn More
Diversity in Physics
We're proud to have attained Juno Champion status, under the Institute of Physics programme designed to advance women's careers in physics higher education.Learn More
- for career prospects in the UK 2017 Guardian University Guide
- for world-leading research outputs Research Excellence Framework 2014
- for Physics in the UK The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
Ranked amongst the UK’s best places to study Physics, we have expert teaching, world-class facilities and a highly supportive environment.
Leading courses offering flexible student support through a variety of educational and practical research.
The Department offers opportunities for PhD research in all its research groups.
Lancaster is home to one of the top UK Physics research facilities.
Careers & Employability
We are top in the UK for career prospects (Guardian League Tables 2017). Our physics graduates are in demand and enjoy a wide range of rewarding careers.
Lancaster University’s Physics Department is ranked amongst the best in the UK in the 2017 Complete University Guide (CUG) league tables.
More than 140 scientists are to converge on Lancaster University from all over the world for the first ever conference on biological oscillations from 10-14 April 2016.
Former Lancaster Physics graduates Dr Laura Nuttall (MPhys Hons Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology 2009) and Dr Gareth Davies (MPhys Hons Physics 2011) have contributed in the discovery of gravitational waves
PhD student, Jonathan Roberts, has been invited to the 66th Lindau Nobel meeting where he will mingle with 30 Nobel Laureates.