Undergraduate Bulletin

Record numbers of physics and astronomy students in placements

students doing group work

Satellite data management, aerospace technology, nuclear security and green energy are just some of the exciting fields our undergraduate students will doing placements in this summer.

The 25 Companies involved in the scheme include large multinationals like BAE Systems to exciting smaller businesses like Black Swan Data, a marketing/data science company.

The transit of mercury from the roof of the School!

transit of mercury from QMUL observatory

Ever wondered whether it's possible to observe rare astronomical events from a London rooftop? This month we live streamed the transit of Mercury, an event that takes place roughly 13 times a century, from the School observatory.

Physicists having a ball!

Staff and students turned out in strength again this year for the fourth annual Physics Ball, organised by PsiStar, the physics student society. Revelers at the impressive East London venue were entertained by a live band, and made good use of the subsidised bar!

Read about the internship

Physics student writes about her renewable energy placement on the company website.

3rd year physicist Natasha Westland has written an insightful blog post for the renewable energy company Good Energy, with whom she completed a summer internship in 2015. 

Enriching your time at Queen Mary: PsiStar, the QMUL Physics Society

QMUL physics society ball

Society President and 3rd year student Tom Charman talks about trips to see the northern lights, the Physics Ball and what the Physics Society does for its members.

PsiStar is the Queen Mary Physics and Astronomy society, we aim to provide students with social and academic experiences that will enrich their time here. Primarily the society is a place to meet like minded people and enjoy a range of events together.

Meet Dr Teppei Katori: lecturer, particle physicist and man of many hobbies

Queen Mary physics lecturer Teppei Katori

Get to know a bit more about one of the active researchers leading our teaching.

Dr Teppei Katori talks about teaching at Queen Mary, some of his research interests and a bit about some other projects he's been working on.

What do you do in the school of Physics and Astronomy?

I teach 2 modules, Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics in the 2nd year, and Radiation Detectors in the 3rd year.

Hear it straight from our students

Physics student liam skateboarding in london

Find out first hand about life in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

We will be kicking off the new year with a whole new blog team working on exciting insights. In the meantime, check out our 2015 blog posts from Liam Hartley, who writes about study abroad, internships, living in London and studying physics.

Check out Liam's blog

On physics and jobs

Careers support for physicists at QMUL

Melanie Christou, the School's internship co-ordiantor talks about why physicsts are so valued  by employers.

Could you briefly describe your role in the School of Physics and Astronomy?

Nobel prize in physics recognises work in major research area for QMUL

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics recognises important advances in neutrino physics, a major research area for the School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

The Prize, awarded to Takaaki Kajita in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald in Canada, marks significant contributions to experiments showing that neutrinos oscillate between two different identities and therefore must have mass.

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Juno Champion

The school holds Juno Champion status, the highest award of this IoP scheme to recognise and reward departments that can demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men.