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

  • Harnessing Light at the Nanoscale

    CUDOS and their chip

    Professor Ben Eggleton and Dr Andrea Blanco Redondo from the School of Physics are set to illuminate the science of light at the nanoscale with their dazzling Sydney Science Forum on 26 April.

  • Light at the start of the 21st century tunnel

    Atiyeh Zarifi, PhD student in the School of Physics

    Atiyeh Zarifi, PhD student in Physics, provides insights into her photonics research and its applications before the next Sydney Science Forum - Bright lights: The science of light at the nanoscale.

  • Dame Athene Donald to give memorial lecture


    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.