Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London is ranked joint 1st in London with an overall student satisfaction rate of 94 per cent, according to the latest results of a nationwide poll of final-year undergraduates.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Astronomy Unit has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on the Leverhulme Trust Research Grant entitled “Advanced model of solar radio bursts via plasma kinetic simulation”.

Further details about the post can be found at

Bitumen experiment at QMUL

Dr Kostya Trachenko is interviewed by the BBC and appears on the BBC News Website discussing his experiment with bitumen.  Dr Trachenko set up the experiment together with our undergraduate students, placing bitumen in five separate

Lord Rutherford of Nelson

STFC's prestigious five-year fellowships are open to early career researchers of any nationality in the areas of Astronomy, Solar and Planetary Science, Cosmology, Particle Astrophysics and Particle Physics (including String Theory).

Contact-binary comet nucleus observed by Rosetta

The Astronomy Unit's Iwan Williams is a co-Investigator on the Comet Nucleus Sampling Experiment (CONSERT) on the Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

Jim Cronin accepting a copy of the Physics of the B Factories during the 50 years of CP violation conference at QMUL

July 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of CP violation. This is a tiny difference between matter and antimatter that is vital for the Universe to have evolved into its matter dominated state. We heard about this discovery from one of the co-discoverers of the phenomenon, Jim Cronin. Following this talk Makoto Kobayashi, who with his collaborator Maskawa, wrote down our current model of CP violation in the CKM matrix told his part of the story. This was the start to a two day event at QMUL to explore the past (and future) studies during the 50 years of CP violation conference.

QMUL's pitch drop experiment: the view from the bottom camera

Physicists at Queen Mary University of London have set up a new pitch drop experiment for students to explore the difference between solid and liquids.

Known as the ‘world’s longest experiment’, the set up at the University of Queensland was famous for taking ten years for a drop of pitch – a thick, black, sticky material – to fall from a funnel.

Students working in our physics museum

Join us for the School of Physics and Astronomy Postgraduate Virtual Open Day on Tuesday 15th July.

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