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

  • Improving the world one wavelength at a time

    PhD student Atiyeh Zarifi

    Physics PhD student Atiyeh Zarifi explains how her research contributes to advancements in photonics, which is becoming more important in improving technologies, medicine and exploring the universe.

  • NSW Sensing Network Launch

    Professor Ben Eggleton

    The NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) has been officially launched at the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology. Professor Ben Eggleton from the School of Physics is co-director of the NSSN.

  • Seeing the quantum future ... literally

    Engineered Quantum Systems

    Scientists at the University of Sydney have demonstrated the ability to "see" the future of quantum systems and used it to preempt their demise, which could help bring quantum technology closer to reality.