Organization profile

Organisation profile

We have a thriving research programme, with over 40 academic staff and over 80 postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and research visitors, drawn from the UK and overseas. Our research has a high international profile, in keeping with the University's position as a leading research institution in the United Kingdom.

REF 2014 results

The results of the Research Evaluation Framework (REF) 2014 confirm the excellence of the research undertaken in the department. View REF 2014 results.

PhD projects

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Research areas

Our research covers a wide spectrum of activities, from fundamental physics to technological applications.

Our activities are organised into research groups and centres:

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fibers Physics & Astronomy
photonics Physics & Astronomy
hollow Physics & Astronomy
crystals Physics & Astronomy
galaxies Physics & Astronomy
solitary waves Physics & Astronomy
gamma ray bursts Physics & Astronomy
pulses Physics & Astronomy

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Projects 1989 2024

Research Output 1983 2020

Open Access

185nm Guidance in a Hollow Core Optical Fibre

Winter, B., Vorobiev, D., Fleming, B., Witt, E., Gilliam, W., Rusimova, K., Yerolatsitis, S., Birks, T. & Wadsworth, W., 15 Sep 2019, OSA Technical Digest. OSA Publishing, JTu3A.19. (OSA Technical Digest).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

A BCG with Offset Cooling: Is the AGN Feedback Cycle Broken in A2495?

Pasini, T., Gitti, M., Brighenti, F., Temi, P., Amblard, A., Hamer, S. L., Ettori, S., O'Sullivan, E. & Gastaldello, F., 6 Nov 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 885, 2, 111.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


Dataset for "Atomic dispensers for thermoplasmonic control of alkali vapor pressure in quantum optical applications"

Rusimova, K. (Creator), Slavov, D. (Creator), Pradaux-Caggiano, F. (Creator), Collins, J. (Creator), Gordeev, S. (Creator), Carbery, D. (Creator), Mosley, P. (Creator), Wadsworth, W. (Creator), Valev, V. (Creator), University of Bath, 24 May 2019


Student theses

Ab initio LCAO electronic structure calculations of layered transition-metal compounds

Author: Dawson, W. G., 1988

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Acoustic backscattering from granular material.

Author: Salkield, A. P., 1975

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Acoustic emission from domain wall motion in ferroelectric crystals.

Author: Mangion, L. J. Z., 1982

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD