Physics and Astronomy
Research impact and institutes 16th September 2020
This week, a team of astronomers from across the world revealed that the rare and typically industrially-made molecule phosphine has been discovered in the clouds surrounding Venus. Are the clouds of Venus manmade?
Heritage 9th September 2020
Take a trip down memory lane and see – in pictures – how science and engineering at The University of Manchester has evolved over time.
Heritage 11th August 2020
When it comes to science and engineering, it’s hard to beat The University of Manchester’s rich heritage. Find out more about the legends you’ll be following when you join us in September.
Heritage 17th June 2020
Sir John Cockcroft helped to prevent an even bigger disaster when fire broke out at the Windscale nuclear facility in 1957. Find out how.
Departments 20th May 2020
When Albert Einstein came to the UK to speak about his Theory of Relativity, he chose The University of Manchester. Discover the story behind the lecture.
UOM life 4th May 2020
Manchester is often at the forefront of things, but did you know the city may well be responsible for Star Wars Day on May 4th? Find out how here.
UOM life 5th February 2020
Hear from the winners of our International and Indian Excellence Scholarship Awards, recognised for their outstanding pre-university academic performance.
UOM life 24th October 2019
Introducing the People of FSE – our new campaign celebrating the scientists and engineers who make our Faculty, and the research for which it’s responsible, so rich and diverse.
Departments 15th October 2019
LONG READ: Discover the amazing life of Ernest Rutherford and the quirkier stories that shaped the man who ‘split the atom’ at Manchester and is regarded as the father of nuclear physics.
Departments 8th August 2019
It’s impossible to predict whether a football transfer will work out… or is it? New research from the Department of Physics and Astronomy calculates how long it takes a new signing to adjust.