In addition to the facilities listed below, we have a strong presence in a number of Manchester-based centres for multidisciplinary research, including the Photon Science Institute, the Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics, the Dalton Nuclear Institute, and the Mesoscience and Nanotechnology Centre.

Our research community includes more than 150 academic and research staff, and a similar number of postgraduate students.

Jodrell Bank

Jodrell Bank Observatory

Our world leading facilities include the famous Lovell Telescope, and the e-MERLIN/VLBI National Facility. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation Headquarters is hosted at Jodrell Bank.

Photon Science Institute

Photon Science Institute

Our academic community promotes interdisciplinary research and development with a wide range of laser systems, which together provide a unique array of sources.

National Graphene Institute

The National Graphene Institute (NGI) has £13m of state-of-the-art equipment within its 7,825m², enabling academics and their industrial partners to work side-by-side on new and exciting applications.

The NGI also has 1,500m² of class 100 and 1000 cleanrooms, which have an atmosphere more than a million times purer than air, and the latest technology for nanoscale and characterisation projects.

Hubble Space Telescope

International collaborations

Our research physicists have access to facilities across the globe.

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