About physics and astronomy at Manchester
Our Department is home to outstanding research, leading facilities and internationally-renowned physicists and astronomers.
We pride ourselves on educating the very best students, preparing future leaders in both academia and industry. We have a rich tradition of success, with 13 Nobel Prize winners linked to the Department.
By creating more laboratories and dynamic spaces for students, including the Jodrell Bank Observatory and the £10m extension to the Schuster Laboratory, Manchester continues to be a diverse and exciting place to study and research physics.
Introducing the Department
An introduction to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Manchester from staff and students in the Department:
Discover the academic and support staff who make up the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Find out how to reach the Department on campus by following our directions and travel information.
We're proud of our history, which includes the discovery of the atomic nucleus by Ernest Rutherford.