We are committed to training the next generation of physicists.

Our three and four year undergraduate degrees follow a broad and demanding curriculum and graduates from all over the world come here for their doctoral studies.

Over 100 academics lead research spanning the breadth of physics.

We gaze into the far reaches of the cosmos, address pressing questions about the Earth's climate and explore the strange world of quantum mechanics.

We are one of the largest physics departments in the world.

We play a leading role in physics nationally and internationally and use our expertise to contribute to society's future. Read more in our latest newsletter.

The Beecroft Building for Physics

State of the art working space for theorists and high-tech laboratories for experimentalists

The basement laboratories will provide a high quality environment with very low vibration levels and excellent temperature control. Above ground there will be accommodation for theorists with the atrium containing a hierarchy of spaces suitable for discussion groups of a couple of people up to a dozen or more.

Schools & public outreach

The Oxford Physics department aims to share the exciting research that it does with the public and to work with schools to help inspire the next generation of scientists.

Visit our outreach pages to find out more: