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.
The Australian QB50 CubeSats were featured on the ABC Catalyst show, featuring the School of Physics's very own INSPIRE-2 CubeSat.
The first collaboration between ASELL Schools and CAASTRO in the Classroom was held on 19 October, hosted at the University of Sydney with student and teacher participants from all over Australia.
World-record rocket efficiency results in a University of Sydney laboratory are set to be tested in space, with former student, Dr Patrick Neumann, making the announcement with Airbus Defence & Space.