School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Physics and Astronomy

Welcome to the Department of Physics and Astronomy

Why Physics and Astronomy at Sussex?

  • We deliver an excellent student experience...

    ...In the 2013 National Student Survey (NSS), our students rated physics and astronomy at Sussex 1st in the UK for overall satisfaction with their course.

  • Our department is a lively, friendly and inspiring place to be...

    ...our students are already benefiting from our extensively refurbished social and study spaces and our new state-of-the-art teaching labs. 
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    What our students think 

  • You will work alongside our world-leading researchers...

    ...and have the opportunity to contribute to new discoveries yourself, when you join one of our research teams to carry out your individual final year project. The Research Groups

  • Our unique Research Placement courses... other university in the UK offers a comparable course.
    Find out about our Research Placements

  • At Sussex you will mix with the best... will be studying with like-minded, hard-working physicists, enabling you to fulfil your true potential. Since 2000 our Physics students have won more prizes than any other university (The SET Awards).

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We are a member of SEPnet (South East Physics Network), a partnership of nine Physics departments within the South East region of England, working together to advance and sustain Physics as a strategically important subject for the UK economy and its science base in the region.

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Congratulations to Professor Eberlein, our new Chair in Theoretical Physics!

TONIGHT: 'Let's Accelerate with Particles' with Dr Fabrizio Salavtore at 7 pm in Fulton A. All welcome, invite your friends!

RT @DarrenBaskill: Well done @PhysicsAtSussex undergrad Helen on her sub 4 hour Brighton Marathon!… Our IQT group has created the first microchip in which a chessboard lattice of ions are stored on the surface. Have you ever wanted to try astrophotography? Why not have a peek at this useful guide from the BBC...

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