The University of Southampton

Our staff have a passion to change the world through their research and to inspire the next generation of physicists. We have three academics who are Fellows of the Royal Society - Britain’s top accolade for scientific achievement - and several winners of major academic awards.

Hear from our lecturers and researchers about the school and find out what inspires them.

Professor Jonathan Flynn

"We are a very friendly and supportive department both within the staff members and for our students."

Dr Caitriona Jackman

“I have always loved space since a young age and to now be a professional planetary scientist is truly a dream.”

Professor Nick Evans

“The atmosphere at Southampton is one of success and promise for the future which infects one’s own work.”

Professor Betty Lanchester

“My research into the aurora has taken me to the high arctic regions to observe one of the most fantastic spectacles in the night sky.”

Dr Sadie Jones

“I get really excited when I see physicists of various ages and at different stages of their careers all working together to inspire the next generation of physicists and astronomers.”