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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.

Chances for life expand when passing stars push binaries together

Undergraduate student Bethany Wootton worked with Dr Richard Parker on a new study looking for habitable zones that could support life around binary star systems.

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Simon Goodwin

We don't get aliens in Sheffield

Professor Simon Goodwin responds to recent rumours about aliens in our city, sparked by the latest series of Doctor Who.

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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.

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