Surrey Physics Blog

The blog of the Department of Physics at the University of Surrey

The 2018 Physics Nobel Prize

By Professor Jeremy Allam, University of Surrey You might have seen yesterday’s announcement of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics. Here’s my attempt to explain the work of two of the recipients, with a bit more detail than most of the press releases – but hopefully not too much physics jargon. Why were Donna Strickland […]


Paper from an MPhys student

Our MPhys students in the Physics Department at Surrey all go off for a year–long research placement as part of their undergraduate master’s programme.  They join research groups and get actively involved in the ongoing research projects.  It is very much not an experience of “this is what research is like” but rather “this is research – […]


MPhys Symposium 2016

Today saw our annual MPhys Symposium, in which the students who were away from us for their year-long research placement give a presentation on their work and experiences.  As ever, the talks were all of a really high standard.  Better than many that I see when I go to research conferences.  Our students did us, […]


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