School of Physics

The School of Physics at the University of Sydney is the leading Physics department in the country, with outstanding staff and students undertaking world-leading teaching and research. In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report, Physics at the University of Sydney was the only physical sciences school in Australia to receive a score in all eight categories, and achieved a top score of five in every category.

Our 120 staff and 160 postgraduate students conduct research across a vast range of interests from nanoparticles to clusters of galaxies and from theoretical modelling to laboratory experiments. With access to supercomputers, modern laboratory facilities and observatories, locally, nationally and internationally, the School of Physics is the premier environment for physics education and research.

Latest News & Events

  • CUDOS on ABC 24

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    Professor Eggleton from CUDOS in the School of Physics explains photonics and other research being conducted in the Sydney Nanoscience Hub in this interview with ABC 24 News.

  • A Planet for Goldilocks

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    Dr Natalie Batalha from the NASA Ames Research Center and Mission Scientist for NASA's Kepler Mission, will give the annual Professor Walter Stibbs Lecture on 28 April.

  • International Women's Day at the School of Physics

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    The School of Physics joined in the global celebrations of International Women's Day and its theme of 'Pledge For Parity'.