School of Physics

About the school

From particle physics and quantum information, to cosmology and astrophysics, our scientists push forward the frontiers of knowledge.


Studying physics in Bristol

Teaching is enriched by internationally-recognised research, enabling our students to meet the highest standards demanded by industry and academia.

Courses and programmes

World-class research

Our vision spans a wide portfolio, from emerging fields such as nanotechnology and superconductors, to world-class research in elementary particle physics and theoretical physics.


Public engagement

We contribute to the public understanding of science through talks and demonstrations at schools and colleges.

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High specification facilities

An expansive refurbishment is transforming Physics into a high quality working environment, with new high specification research laboratories and teaching facilities.

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Doctoral training

BCFN is run jointly by Physics and Chemistry and is training the next generation of nanoscientists through innovative training courses and exciting research projects.

Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials


We engage in modern science at the cutting edge of theory and experiment.

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We give talks and demonstrations at schools and colleges.

Schools and colleges