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Research News

  • Frozen thermalisation

    A new dynamical regime where energy remains unexpectedly confined for extremely long times to just a few sites of a lattice has been identified. These findings are universal and apply to systems as diverse as Bose-Einstein condensates in optical lattices and light propagating in arrays of optical fibres with possible applications in quantum technologies and photonics.

  • Professor Gail McConnell named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)

    Professor of Biophotonics at University of Strathclyde, Gail McConnell, has been named as one of seven new Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh from the University of Strathclyde.

  • Professor Allister Ferguson named Robert E. Hopkins Leadership Award recipient

    Photonics Professor Allister Ferguson has been named the 2019 Robert E. Hopkins Leadership Award recipient by The Optical Society. He has been honoured for his ‘extraordinary leadership’ creating major international optics and photonics research centres and programmes that support the global optics and photonics community.


  • Wed

    Physics, we need to talk about... Science and Diversity

    The Department of Physics welcomes award-winning physicists, Dr Ceri Brenner and Dr Jess Wade, for the first of a series of “Physics, we need to talk about” events, on Science and Diversity. This will include inspiring research talks, followed by a panel discussion with academics to raise awareness of the importance of equality & diversity efforts in physics, and further across all STEM subjects. (3-4:30pm, JA 3.25)

  • Wed

    John Anderson Research Colloquia

  • Wed

    Physics Alumni Careers Event

    Hear from Physics Alumni who work with Coherent, as a Medical Physicist at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, as Head of Projects at Natural Power, studying for a PhD, the owner of CS Guitars and as an Electrical Systems Engineer at Atkins. (1-3pm, JA 5.02)

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The David Elder Lecture Series

Tickets are now available for these public talks from expert astronomers. Running from September til March, the David Elder lectures are presented in partnership with, and hosted by, the Glasgow Science Centre.

Available PhD Projects

What is a gravitational wave?

Gravitational waves carry information about their dramatic origins and about the nature of gravity that cannot otherwise be obtained.

Dr Nicholas Lockerbie, Reader in Department of Physics, tells us more:

Gravitational waves detected!

Gravitational waves have been detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction! The waves were observed at two separate LIGO sites in the United States. The discovery ushers in a new era of astronomy. Dr Nicholas Lockerbie tells us more:

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red semiconductor disk laser with frequency-doubling to the ultraviolet

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.

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