The Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde, in the centre of Glasgow, has been rated number one in the UK for research in the REF 2014.
Researchers at Strathclyde have demonstrated the feasibility of using plasma to amplify short laser pulses by a 'gain' of more than eight orders of magnitude – likened to amplifying the sound of rustling leaves to that of a jumbo jet - in just two mm of plasma.
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.
The Department of Physics is leading a new research programme on "Designing out-of-equilibrium many-body quantum systems". This £5.8M project to run over five years involves highly interlinked experimental and theoretical research at the Universities of Strathclyde, Cambridge and Oxford.
Low noise and high power single frequency CW MOPA Ytterbium doped fiber lasers and amplifiers
Nicholas Traynor (Azur Light Systems), JA 5.05, 2pm
Magic Science - "Time, Einstein and the coolest stuff in the universe", presented by Nobel Laureate William D Phillips
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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.