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Research News

  • Zooplankton Super-swarms seen from Space for the First Time

    Researchers from the Marine Optics and Remote Sensing (MORSE) group co-author a newly published paper in Nature Scientific Reports which shows massive swarms of marine zooplankton can be identified in satellite ocean colour images

  • New Experimental Quantum Nanoscience lab

    Dr Konstantinos Lagoudakis joined the Department of Physics in June 2018 from Stanford University. He is the PI of the new Experimental Quantum Nanoscience lab which will open its doors early this spring.

  • Four new gravitational wave detections announced

    New detections of gravitational waves from four black holes have been announced by an international project involving the University of Strathclyde.


  • Tues

    Advanced Higher Days 2018

    The Department of Physics will host Advanced Higher days at Strathclyde on Tuesday 11th and Tuesday 18th December 2018, from 10am–3pm

  • Wed

    John Anderson Research Colloquia

  • 2019

    ColOpt Winter School 2019

    The department leads the organization of a winter school for young researchers working in the areas of cold atoms, collective effects and out-of-equilibrium quantum physics.

Discover more about The Department of Physics

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:

International & national partnerships

Our renowned research is strengthened by our many national and international partnerships. Find out more about who we're working with.

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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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