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.

Our 100 staff and 150 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

  • Astronomers find a bigger cousin for Earth

    Professor Harry Messel

    An international team of astronomers from NASA's Kepler mission have announced the discovery of a near-Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a Sun-like star.

  • Vale Professor Harry Messel

    Professor Harry Messel

    Professor Harry Messel AC CBE, a major force in science research, communication and education, and former Head of the School of Physics, has passed away at the age of 93.

  • CUDOS Technology launches internationally


    CUDOS Technology is the commercial arm of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence - CUDOS, and is launching at the world's largest Optical and Photonics trade exhibition in Munich during June.