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Research News

  • Breakthrough Technique to Generate Brightest Electron Beams in the World

    A novel study, involving SCAPA Professors Bernhard Hidding and Zheng-Ming Sheng, proposes electron beams with orders of magnitude better brightness than state-of-the-art.

  • Physics Lecturer wins Tom Gibson Award

    Congratulations to Brian Patton from the Department of Physics who is the winner of the biennial Tom Gibson Award. The award is made to recognise the outstanding achievement of a young researcher.
  • Strathclyde acquires one of the world’s most powerful lasers

    One of the world’s most powerful lasers – capable of bursts of light equivalent to twenty times all the power consumed on Earth, captured in fraction of a second – has been acquired by the University of Strathclyde.


  • Mon
    Low noise and high power single frequency CW MOPA Ytterbium doped fiber lasers and amplifiers

    Nicholas Traynor (Azur Light Systems), JA 5.05, 2pm

  • Thurs
    Summer Lecturer 2017

    Magic Science - "Time, Einstein and the coolest stuff in the universe", presented by Nobel Laureate William D Phillips

  • Wed
    John Anderson Research Colloquia

Discover more about The Department of Physics

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:

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.

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.

International & national partnerships

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

red semiconductor disk laser with frequency-doubling to the ultraviolet

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