Welcome to Physics
Find out about the Department of Physics and Astronomy’s facilities, history, teaching and research.
Welcome to Physics 4th August 2022
Do Earth-like planets exist? And, if so, how can we find them? At a 2022 event for Undergraduate Physics Offer Holders, Dr. Eamonn Kerins, Senior Lecturer in Astronomy, delivered a taster lecture: Exoplanets and the hunt for Earth-2. Eamonn delved into some of the technology and theories that allow us to explore other planets and stars from the ground.
Welcome to Physics 13th September 2021
Dr Lloyd Cawthorne shares pre-university optional exercises and resources that may interest any budding physicists, as well as those already set to take on the challenges of an undergraduate physics degree!
Welcome to Physics 6th July 2021
In a historic moment for radio astronomy, the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) was officially launched in February this year, marking an important milestone for staff at the University’s Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, and building on the University’s long heritage in radio astronomy. Designing the SKAO telescopes – a Big Data challenge With its […]
Meet the Department 4th May 2021
The DARA Big Data project was born in 2017 out of an identified need for high-level applied data science skills training across the African countries involved in building the SKA (Square Kilometre Array) Telescope. The SKA will be the world’s largest radio telescope when completed and will be hosted by South Africa, which leads a partnership of other African countries, including Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia, who will also participate in this world leading scientific facility.
After graduation 25th February 2021
We caught up with Ellen Leahy, who is a great example of how Physics degrees can open doors to a variety of careers. Graduating in 2018, Ellen has since used her studies to enter into the world of coding and big data and is now working at Apple as a Big Data Analyst. Hi Ellen, […]
Welcome to Physics 28th January 2021
Particle physicists Professor Stefan Söldner-Rembold and Professor Justin Evans are responsible for building key components of the DUNE neutrino experiment. It will answer questions like: why is there more matter than anti-matter and how do star explosions work?
Welcome to Physics 18th December 2020
How do you turn physics into music? Composer Nora Marazaite tells us about her piece High Energy Music, inspired by the research of UoM particle physicist Gediminas Sarpis.
Student experience 11th November 2020
Our UCAS interviews have moved online this year – we caught up with the Admissions Tutor to ask what you can expect from your interview.
Welcome to Physics 6th October 2020
What have geckos got to do with graphene? Condensed matter physicist Dr Ivan Vera Marun helps the BBC investigate.
Welcome to Physics 2nd October 2020
Video talk. Cosmologist Professor Sarah Bridle explains how she went from looking for dark matter to researching the carbon footprint of our meals.