We're at the international forefront of modern physics. We're making major contributions to fundamental science, and we're having an exceptional impact on industry.
Our areas of research
NanoscienceOur research reflects the many areas of science in which nanotechnology (the use of very small objects) will impact upon our future lives.
OpticsQuantum optics is our largest area of physics research. Quantum optics refers to the ability to control precisely the interactions between light and matter, down to the single atom and photon level.
Plasma physics research can impact areas such as spacecraft propulsion technology, plasma televisions and electronic chip manufacturing.
Institute of PhotonicsFocusing on applied photonics, we cover a number of research areas, including photonic materials and devices, neurophotonics and advanced lasers.
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Department of Physics
University of Strathclyde,
John Anderson Building
107 Rottenrow, Glasgow,