Welcome to the physics team, part of the Department of Physics and Mathematics at Nottingham Trent University, the Guardian's University of the Year 2019. We are dedicated to delivering outstanding and pioneering taught courses and world-leading, impactful research in the areas of physics, mathematics and engineering.
Our taught courses combine theoretical, practical and vocational aspects of physics to create a stimulating and personalised, student-centric experience. Whether at foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate level, our award-winning staff apply their cumulative research, industry and teaching experiences to explore an expansive range of topics - from the minuscule scales of quantum world, through atoms, nanophotonics, microfluidics, human imaging and space weather, to the immense scales of cosmology. This leads to the physics department performing consistently well in the National Student Survey and gives our graduates a strong footing in the postgraduate environment. Wherever possible, our courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics.
The physics department has a strong track record of gaining high-calibre research funding and delivering international impact in areas as diverse as acoustic monitoring of honeybees, art conservation and wastewater treatment. The multidisciplinary research strengths within the physics team have far-reaching applications in various academic disciplines such as agriculture, chemistry, cultural heritage sciences, electronics, medicine and clinical science, nanotechnology and life sciences, as well as industry. This is supported by our state-of-the-art facilities, international collaborations and funded research scholarships.
Nottingham Trent University rises to highest ever Guardian University Guide position
Fri 07 Jun 2019
Academics volunteer to mentor students in the European Creative and SMART Cities Challenge 2019
Thu 30 May 2019
New facility will 'improve lives' through next generation of medical technologies
Wed 08 May 2019
Highest ever ranking in national league table
Wed 01 May 2019
NTU named Guardian 'University of the Year'
Wed 10 Apr 2019
A Physicist badge for Girlguiding
Tue 19 Mar 2019
Open Dome Event - Observing and Detecting Meteors
Open Dome Event - Observing General Relativity – Light Bending, War and Peace
21st Century Scientist: Infographics
21st Century Scientist: Media Masterclass for Scientific Innovation
21st Century Scientist: Engaging Scientific Writing
Physics and Astrophysics Research Seminar Series
Top 20 universities in the UK for student satisfaction in physics - National Student Survey 2018
No. 1 in the UK for teaching quality in physics - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
100% of physics students are satisfied with their course - Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2018
Institute of Physics