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.

Our 100 staff and 150 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

  • Breakthrough in nonlinear optics research


    Researchers from the Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) published their results in Nature Communications.

  • International Year of Light illuminates Paris.

    IYL 2015

    Professor Benjamin Eggleton, who attended the official opening ceremony of the International Year of Light in Paris at the UNESCO Headquarters.

  • Sculpting quantum reality

    Quantum research

    You may think you know what is real, but when talking about the world of the very small, like atoms or fundamental particles, the question is not only less clear, it is vexing.