Our Research

The Physics Department carries out world-leading research in experimental and theoretical physics.

The Atomic, Molecular and Quantum Physics Group (AMQP) at Swansea University comprises academic staff, postdoctoral officers and postgraduate research students. Its work is supported by grants from EPSRC, the EU, The Royal Society, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and various industrial and government sources.

The Particle Physics Theory Group (PPT) has fourteen members of staff, as well as postdoctoral officers and research students.  It is the fourth largest particle physics theory group in the UK, and is supported mainly by STFC, but also has grants from EPSRC, the EU, the Royal Society and Leverhulme Trust.

As a research-active Physics Department we are organising International Schools, Workshops and Schools at Swansea University and elsewhere.           

REF 2014

"Amongst the research-intensive institutions, Swansea University made the biggest leap, from joint 52nd position to joint 26th” (Times Higher Education).

Swansea Physics is one of only three Physics Departments to have included all our staff for assessment in REF 2014 (Research Excellence Framework). The Department includes key members of CERN’s experiment which is producing antihydrogen.

Over 80% of the research outputs from both the experimental and theoretical groups were judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent.

Postgraduate Opportunities in Research

Postgraduate research opportunities