Research in Physics, the most fundamental of sciences, has the capability to change society profoundly. Here at the University of Strathclyde we are engaged with exciting projects at the forefront of physics research, from teasing out the fundamental properties of the Universe to spearheading market-driven device-oriented interdisciplinary projects. We are developing disruptive technologies from basic physics that have the potential to revolutionise healthcare in the future, or could solve the energy crisis. Many of our researchers have received national and international medals and awards in recognition of their contributions to science.
Our research, which is both theoretical and experimental, is concentrated in areas underpinned by optical science in its broadest sense. It is organised into three divisions, each of which has access to its own dedicated multi-million pound state-of-the-art laboratories:
These are funded chiefly by the Department’s competitively-won research grants, the current profile of which amounts to in excess of £20 million and comes from sources including the UK Research Councils, the EU, industry and charities.
The Physics Department’s research community of approximately 40 academics, 40 research assistants and 90 postgraduate students gathers at the fortnightly John Anderson Research Colloquia to hear world leading speakers and discuss their latest advances.
On a wider stage the Department is a member of SUPA – the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance. This research pooling initiative has resulted in many new collaborations across Scottish Physics Departments, and the creation of a pan-Scotland Graduate School in Physics to provide high-quality research training for graduate students.
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