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Physics

Physics is the study of how the universe works, from the smallest atomic nucleus to the largest galaxy. It includes conceptual challenges such as quantum theory, relativity and chaos theory, and lies at the heart of most modern technology – without it, there’d be no laser scanners in the supermarket, no smartphones, and no space flights.

Physicists are critical-thinkers and problem-solvers who are in-demand across a range of industries: you might choose to work in aerospace or physics, or transfer your skills to finance or IT.

From an intellectual point of view, Physics at Queen’s is an exciting challenge designed to encourage you to ask the bigger questions that can help unravel the mysteries of the universe.

Physics UG Lab Video

Take a tour around our colourful undergraduate laboratory facilities with Dr. Mark Yeung, which make up a key part of your education as a physicist!

Athena Swan

Athena Swan aims to improve gender diversity in STEM subjects like physics by fostering an open and supportive environment. Learn more about the programme from our Athena Swan champion, Dr. Gabriele De Chiara.

PAMSOC

PAMSOC, the physics and maths society, is both a social and academic society run by students for students. Watch this video for a quick introduction to the awesome events and opportunities provided by PAMSOC from two of the current committee members.

Welcome to the ARC telescope

Prof. Alan Fitzsimmons is here to give you a quick tour around the Astrophysics Research Centre and their wonderful teaching telescope which is used in student projects.

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From an intellectual point of view, Physics at Queen’s is an exciting challenge designed to encourage you to ask the bigger questions that can help unravel the mysteries of the universe.

Joint 6th
in the UK for Research Intensity for Physics and Astronomy
(Complete University Guide 2021)
Undergraduate Applied Mathematics and Physics student, Zoe Roberts, talks about her experiences studying at Queen’s University Belfast
Undergraduate Applied Mathematics and Physics student, Zoe Roberts, talks about her experiences studying at Queen’s University Belfast
Astrophysicist, astronomer and physics/mathematics lecturer, Alan Fitzsimmons, talks about his early influences, his experiences teaching on our undergraduate Physics and Mathematics courses and the p
Astrophysicist, astronomer and physics/mathematics lecturer, Alan Fitzsimmons, talks about his early influences, his experiences teaching on our undergraduate Physics and Mathematics courses and the p

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