Photon Physics Group

The Photon Physics Group

Our Research

The work in the Photon Physics group covers areas as diverse as new sources of low energy lighting, solar cells, medical and biological uses of lasers through to fundamental atomic and molecular physics. We use a wide range of light sources for our work, employing photons ranging from THz, IR, visible and UV lasers to vacuum ultraviolet light. We also have a significant programme of work where laser and synchrotron radiation are being combined.

Find out more about our research.

Research Themes

Materials for Energy

Atomic and Molecular Interactions

Biological and Medical Systems

Quantum Systems

Where to find us

The Photon Physics Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy is based in the Photon Science Institute. This Institute is located in a new 4-storey building which houses state of the art facilities for the study of photon science. The Institute houses researchers from many disciplines from across the University in a research environment unique in the UK.


If you have any specific queries, questions or comments about the group, please E-mail;

Mark Dickinson, Group leader

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 4215
Fax: +44 (0)161 275 1001

Room 3.326
Photon Science Institute 
School of Physics and Astronomy
Alan Turing Building
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL
United Kingdom

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