Cosmic frontier

We're involved in direct searches for dark matter particles, and searches for sources of gravitational waves.

PHY Cosmic frontier

Direct searches for WIMP dark matter particles

  • LUX-ZEPLIN at Homestake, South Dakota
  • DRIFT-CYGNUS at Boulby Mine, North Yorkshire

Direct searches for axion dark matter particles

Gravitational Wave Research Group

REF 2021 illustration showing University building and subject areas

Research Excellence Framework 2021

We have been rated 1st in the UK in terms of the quality of our research. In the latest REF, 100 per cent of research and impact from our department has been classed as world-leading or internationally excellent.