At UEA, physics is truly interdisciplinary, exploring how the subject blends with fields such as chemistry, computing, mathematics, and geography.

We are active in fields as diverse as quantum physics, geophysics, chemical physics and fluid dynamics. Our theoretical and applied research investigates topics such as the structure of molecules, ultrafast lasers, and the movements of ocean waves.  Our courses bring together expertise from across the Faculty of Science to deliver exciting, diverse and cutting-edge teaching, backed by pioneering research. 



exploring the earths subsurface-magma and crust

Exploring the Earth's Subsurface

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Academic Staff in Physics

A whirlpool of water.
10 Aug 2022

New quantum whirlpools with tetrahedral symmetries discovered in a superfluid

An international collaboration of scientists has created and observed an entirely new class of vortices - the whirling masses of fluid or air.

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World of lights with a really bright light shining from Norwich
12 May 2022

UEA’s research confirmed as ‘world-leading’ by national assessment

The global significance and real-world impact of the University of East Anglia’s (UEA’s) research has been confirmed with the Research Excellence Framework 2021...

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Secondary School children doing Physics in Design and Technology lesson
06 May 2022

New teaching programme launched to get engineers into teaching Physics

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has been selected by the Department for Education (DfE) to run a new course aimed at getting people from an engineering or...

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10 Mar 2022

UEA researcher part of NASA team to discover hot spots merging on a Magnetar

Multimillion-degree hot spots merging on a Magnetar have been discovered by an international team including a researcher at the University of East Anglia.

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