Here you can find out about the research we do in the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, presented in an accessible form suitable for non-specialists. In addition to this we have a number of videos on our YouTube channel, and a series of articles written by the Department of Physics and Astronomy researchers for the magazine Plus.
Developing optical amplifiers — reducing the cost of long-range communication
Hunting for planets beyond the Solar System — the search for other worlds, and maybe signs of life
Monitoring space radiation — how much radiation damage do astronauts really suffer in space?
Developing a quantum theory of gravity — can 'M-theory' fully explain the universe?
Listening to the music of space — a massive magnetic instrument that we live in
Upgrading the largest particle accelerator — what other building blocks of the universe might we find?
Astronomy Lectures at the Royal Institution — researchers from the Astronomy Unit within SPCS have delivered a series of fascinating lectures for public audiences at the prestigious Royal Institution. Recordings of these lectures are available on YouTube, follow the link to watch them!
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