Research Excellence Framework results 201419 December 2014The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results have been published - and the University of Bristol has been ranked among the UK’s top research universities.
81.7% of the research papers submitted from Bristol to the Physics Unit of Assessment panel were judged to be of the highest 3* or 4* quality.
EPSRC Quantum Hub Network5 December 2014The UK government has released information about the £120m programme to explore the properties of quantum mechanics and how it can be used to develop new technologies. The four Quantum Technology Hubs, which will involve a total of 17 UK universities and 132 companies, will be funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The investment is part of the £270m National Quantum Technologies Programme that was announced in 2013 by UK chancellor George Osborne and will run across the next five years. The Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP) is pleased to announce our involvement in two successful hubs; Quantum Sensing and Imaging led by the University of Glasgow and Quantum Communications led by the University of York.
Student publishes paper based on industrial research19 November 2014Research conducted by undergraduate student James Oliver during his work placement at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, the UK’s national fusion laboratory, has been published in the journal Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion.
Physics at Bristol marks Ada Lovelace Day13 November 2014The School of Physics organised a stall and display to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2014. The foyer of the Physics building became the focus of the celebration of the role of women in science past, present and future.