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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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See what it's like to study Physics and Astronomy at one of our University open days. Find out about our undergraduate courses, and meet our staff and students.

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Is there a rogue planet in the Solar System?

Astronomers at the University of Sheffield have shown that 'Planet 9' – an unseen planet on the edge of our Solar System – probably formed closer to home than previously thought.

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Unlocking the mysteries of the universe

A team of scientists has reported fascinating new insights into the way neutrinos and antineutrinos behave – all part of the groundbreaking research programme that Sheffield physics students can contribute to with their own research projects.

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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.

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