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.
IPOS and the School of Physics are proud to announce that Dame Athene Donald of Cambridge University is presenting the Dr Peter Domachuk Memorial Lecture.
Astronomers from the School of Physics have identified 1500 compact galaxies powered by newly energized black holes.
Professor Kuncic from the School of Physics has won a 2017 Australia-Harvard Fellowship to work in Boston on a project that offers hope of better treatment for cancer patients.