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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 energy needs.

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Telescope for detecting optical signals from gravitational waves launched

Professor Vik Dhillon is part of an international research team which has built a state-of-the-art telescope for detecting optical signatures of gravitational waves.

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Nobel Prize winner explains Universe's most elusive particles

Professor Takaaki Kajita, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, gave a public lecture on neutrinos on Thursday 1 June.

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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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