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Dr Sarah Badman has been hailed as “one of the top early-career planetary physicists in the world” after being awarded a prize by the Royal Astronomical Society.Learn More
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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
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Lancaster is home to one of the top UK Physics research facilities.
Dr Sarah Badman has been hailed as “one of the top early-career planetary physicists in the world” after being awarded a prize by the Royal Astronomical Society.
Dmytro Iatsenko, who recently completed his PhD in the Physics Department under Professor Aneta Stefanovska, has been awarded a Springer Thesis Prize for his work on Nonlinear Mode Decomposition. The award comprises a prize of €500 and the publication of the work in the collection of outstanding Springer Theses.
Researchers have developed a new non-invasive technique which can accurately detect malignant melanoma without a biopsy. The report, published online in Nature Scientific Reports today (August 11), showed that a special technique using a laser to detect the subtle differences in blood flow beneath the skin enabled researchers to tell the difference between malignant melanoma and non-cancerous moles.