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Can you read my mind? New advances in brain imaging

The School of Physics and Astronomy has led the way in medical imaging, thanks to the scientific legacy of the late Sir Peter Mansfield.   Sir Peter won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2004 for the development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Recently, Dr. Matt Brookes and Prof Richard Bowtell from the Sir Peter Mansfield …

Fond Farewells

Congratulations to our new BSc and Msci graduates! Only Physics graduates could do this….#UoNgraduation 🤣😂 pic.twitter.com/AoYP8YMEUX — Lesley Wood (@LesleyWoodPhoto) July 13, 2017   Graduation is always an important part of the academic calendar.  It’s always a little strange to mingle at the reception we hold at the School to celebrate our new graduates:  all …

Student Research: Crystal Clear Clusters

Straight into the deep end! That’s what happened to undergraduate student Shaun Brown.  Just a week after finishing his third year, he’s started a summer project working with Alfonso Aragon-Salamanca and me in the astronomy group.  And just days after starting his summer project, he joined a group of Nottingham astronomers at the “Crystal Clear Clusters” …

What’s so great about Nottingham anyway?

It’s that time of year again. The School of Physics & Astronomy (indeed, the entire University of Nottingham) is going to open up about just what makes us tick. We’ve invited prospective applicants for our courses (and their nearest and dearest) to our open days — the first of which is happening tomorrow — so …

Building on a solid foundation

The video below is a fantastic insight into the tenacious mindset that’s required to be a physicist. For anyone interested in studying physics (at any level), it’s a must-see. It was uploaded a few days ago by Hannah Coleman, who has recently (very) successfully completed a Foundation Year here at Nottingham and will be joining …

TEF Gold

Guest post by Prof Michael Merrifield, Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy   The publication of the first “Teaching Excellence Framework” (TEF) results provides a new source of information both for staff at universities to think about changes they might make to the way they teach, and for prospective students to compare places …

Join PhysSoc: a smooth start to university life

PhysSoc is here to help students enjoy a smooth transition into student life. We understand that heading off to university for the first time can be a daunting experience. You may not know quite what to expect, or how you will adjust. We want to help you settle in, find your way around, and meet …

Student research: discover one student’s project on the forensic analysis of footwear

Hands-on student research is an important part of all our degree courses.  Whether you want to ponder the equations behind of string theory or learn to operate sophisticated experimental equipment, the third- and fourth-year research projects give you a chance to get in-depth experience in the area of physics that interests you most.  For those …