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.
Researchers from Sydney SpaceNet at the School of Physics are testing cube-sized satellites to ensure they are space ready for launch from the International Space Station later this year.
CAASTRO PhD student Joseph Callingham is attending the 66th Lindau Meeting in Germany (26 June - 1 July), encountering more Nobel Laureates than most of us will in a lifetime!
The School of Physics has welcomed the opening of the Parenting/First Aid Room in the School of Physics Building (A28) in May.