Top ten in the UK for research output

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 energy needs.

Scientists shed new light on the difference between matter and anti-matter

Research by the T2K collaboration indicates a difference in the behaviour of neutrinos and antineutrinos.

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HiPERCAM reveals violent flaring at the heart of a black hole system

The high-speed telescope camera is able to take more than 1,000 optical images per second.

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Spin-out to build the quantum technology of the future

AegiQ aims to be at the forefront of the second quantum revolution.

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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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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 Faculty of Science website.

Carbon capture technology – case study> Radio-chromatography detectors – case study>