Our research lies at the forefront of fundamental physics, ranging from quantum information processing, quantum optics, and cold atom physics through a programme of top-rated particle physics experiments, to the theoretical understanding of space, time and matter.

The Department is a founder member of SEPnet, the South East Physics Network of physics departments, which in 2008 received a joint award of £12.5 million. In 2013 we benefited from another joint award of £13.1 million to support vital research, teaching and the development of physics in the South East.