Research in Physics

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We place great emphasis on research, and support major groups working at the forefront of world science:

  • The Solar System Physics group studies the chain of events leading from the Sun, through the solar wind, to the atmospheres and surfaces of the planets.
  • In the Materials Research group, advanced experimental techniques are applied in parallel with mathematical and computational modelling to elucidate the critical relationships that determine material properties of glasses, ceramics, semiconductors, nanoparticles and thin films.

Researchers in all groups are involved in wider collaborations and are active partners in the Centre for Advanced Functional Materials and Devices (CAFMaD) and the Wales Institute for Mathematical and Computational Sciences (WIMCS).

In addition, Physics researchers work with colleagues in Mathematics.

See the following group pages for more information: