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.
SUPER research shows that students who used school-issued laptop computers at school and home perform better in their HSC science exams than those not given the computers.
$1.4 million Dick Hunstead Fund for Astrophysics will support the Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA). The Institute spans optical, radio, infrared, X-ray, theoretical and computational astrophysics.
An optical oscilloscope with 20 times the resolution of conventional electronics has been developed by CUDOS.