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

  • Explosions in the sky: Gravitational Waves

    Explosions in the sky: Gravitational waves and the new astronomy, Presented by Tara Murphy

    Hear the incredible behind the scenes story of how the collision of two neutrons stars, 130 million light-years away, was detected by astronomers around the world including those at the University of Sydney.

  • Microsoft and Sydney forge quantum partnership

    Professor Reilly and his team at Station Q Sydney

    A multi-year partnership establishes ongoing investment focused on Sydney's Quantum Nanoscience Laboratory to scale-up devices.

  • Light at the start of the 21st century tunnel

    Atiyeh Zarifi, PhD student in the School of Physics

    Atiyeh Zarifi, PhD student in Physics, provides insights into her photonics research and its applications before the next Sydney Science Forum - Bright lights: The science of light at the nanoscale.