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School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Outreach Research Highlights

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.

Physics and Astronomy Highlights

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!

Chemistry Highlights

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