Based on the REF 2014 GPA Scores, Times Higher Education ranked Strathclyde as number one in the UK for physics research.
In a recent experiment, a team of researchers led by Paul McKenna have made a significant advance in laser-driven ion acceleration. They have accelerated protons to energies close to 100 MeV.
Oliver Henrich has joined the Department of Physics as Chancellor’s Fellow and complements the experimental expertise of the Biomolecular and Chemical Physics group with know-how about advanced simulation methodologies.
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MSc in Industrial Photonics
Announcing the new postgraduate taught MSc to train physicists and engineers in photonics, a key enabling technology, underpinning many areas of industry. As well as advanced academic courses, you'll have the opportunity to undertake a three-month research or development project based with one of our industrial partners, such as M Squared Lasers. You'll also have the chance to develop your entrepreneurial skills by taking courses delivered by the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Academic opportunities with Strathclyde Physics
As part of the Strathclyde Global Talent Attraction Platform, the Department of Physics is seeking to build on recent success and attract leading scientists to complement our existing activities and build our team of leading researchers to further enhance our national and international position in research and the societal impact of our work.