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Research Excellence Framework 2014

We’re exploring the fundamental laws of the universe and developing pioneering technologies. We look beyond our planet to tackle global challenges – from climate change to meeting energy demands.

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We have a range of fascinating, fully-funded PhD projects available for students to start in 2016.

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Imagine: Imaging Life

We're using revolutionary microscopy technologies to answer some of the biggest questions in biology and medicine. Our Imagine: Imaging Life project is unique and will give us unparalleled insight into life at the molecular level.

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Study the science behind everything from lasers and particles, to music and computers, to galaxies and the solar system.

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Discover the laws of the universe alongside inspirational scientists. Our students study in a global classroom that stretches from Sheffield to CERN.

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World-class research

Our researchers are finding new planets and developing cutting-edge technologies. We offer world-class PhD training to some of the most talented new physicists.

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We develop solutions that solve major industrial challenges. Read about some of our projects on the Sheffield Science Gateway website.

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