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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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See what it's like to study physics and astronomy in Sheffield at one of our summer open days. Find out about our undergraduate courses, and meet our staff and students.

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New gravitational wave discovery confirms dawn of a new field of astronomy

An international team of scientists, including University of Sheffield researchers, has detected gravitational waves from a second instance of two black holes colliding.

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Hubble Space Telescope unveils monster stars

Sheffield astronomers have helped identify nine monster stars which are over 100 times the mass of the Sun using the NSAS/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

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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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Partnerships

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

Carbon capture technology – case study> Storing solar energy at home – case study> Radio-chromatography detectors – case study>
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