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 most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report, we were the only physical sciences school in Australia to receive a perfect 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.
Our research expertise and our facilities offer a wide range of expertise to industry in diverse areas such as:
and many others.
Professor Celine Boehm
Head of School
Professor Zdenka Kuncic
Deputy Head of School
Professor Stephen Bartlett
Associate Head of Research
Associate Professor Mike Wheatland
Associate Head of Education
Dr Helen Johnston
1st Year Coordinator
Professor Iver Cairns
2nd Year Coordinator
Associate Professor Boris Kuhlmey
3rd Year Coordinator
Associate Professor Bruce Yabsley
Associate Professor Rongkun Zheng
Postgraduate Admissions Coordinator
Professor Kevin Varvell
Postgraduate Candidature Coordinator