Physics addresses the most fundamental questions of existence, from the very nature of matter to the origin of the Universe. It also shapes the technologies of the future. Several Nobel Laureates carried out their pioneering research at the University of Bristol. Our current portfolio includes world-leading research in the following areas:
Facilities in Physics are being upgraded with a clean room for nanoscience, a computerised mechanical workshop and a new materials synthesis and characterisation laboratory. The school is also home to the first helium liquefier of its kind it to be installed in a UK university; an impressive High Performance Computing Centre; a purpose-built centre for interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and quantum information; and a video conferencing suite for joint lectures with partnership universities and institutes.
Scientists discuss what it means to be a scientist in the 21st century in our new films.