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.
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.
CAASTRO in the Classroom has received funding in the first round of the Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Grants to encourage girls and women to study and pursue STEM careers.
Following on from successful tests at the Australian National University, the AU03 INSPIRE-2 CubeSat has become the third CubeSat to be fully accepted for launch into space in early 2017.