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In Physics and Astronomy at Southampton we are passionate about educating the next generation of physicists and proud of our world-leading research. We're ranked fourth in the Russell Group for satisfaction with course and teaching (Guardian University Guide, 2020) and 100% of our research is rated world leading or internationally excellent for its impact on society (REF, 2014).
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Our four flagship programmes offer exciting research opportunities, including spending a year at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Boston, or CERN in Geneva.Find out more
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I want to take forward all that I have learnt in my degree and on my year abroad and continue researching in astronomy.
Physicists from the University of Southampton have unveiled the first design for a portable atomic clock at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020.Read More
Physicists have conducted an innovative low-energy experiment that tests the unexplained interface between quantum mechanics and general relativity.Read More