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.
Research led by a student at the University of Sydney and including an international team of astronomers has managed to peer into the past of supernova remnant 1987A using the Murchison Widefield Array.
A team of Sydney astronomers who developed pioneering 'hexabundle' technology has won the inaugural Peter McGregor prize for their instrumentation that illuminates whole galaxies.
An international collaboration between scientists from the School of Physics and AIST in Japan has achieved faster, more compact and cost-efficient telecommunications using optical frequency comb technology.