There are five main themes of research activity in Warwick Physics:
Warwick is one of the top 10 research environments in the UK for Physics, as assessed by REF 2014, with all aspects considered to be either world-leading or internationally excellent. An indication of the research carried out in each area can be found from the selected research papers submitted to REF2014, which represent activity in the period 2008 to 2013. 96% of these papers were judged to be at least "internationally excellent" and a quarter "world leading" (4*), a statistic second only to Oxford of English physics departments. REF2014 papers are accessible from the links above by theme or as a complete document of Physics Research 2008-2013.
Beyond core physics, scientific diversity is indicated by the involvement of many staff in multidisciplinary ventures:
(i) The Centre for Scientific Computing.
(ii) EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training: Complexity Science & Mathematics of Real World Systems, Molecular Organisation & Assembly of Cells (MOAC) & Molecular Analytical Sciences, Diamond Science and Technology, Integrated Magnetic Resonance.
(iii) The Science City Research Alliance, between Birmingham and Warwick Universities, has provided a substantial investment in joint equipment and research infrastructure. A new, purpose built, facility now houses state-of-the-art analytical equipment and research fellows, which significantly benefits the Department's research and buisness links.
(iv) The HEFCE-funded Midlands Physics Alliance is a strategic research-led venture launched in 2007, built around similarities in size and common research strengths at Warwick, Birmingham and Nottingham. The Midlands Physics Alliance Graduate School established collaborative training for PhD students across the Alliance and now also provides training for postgraduates in Bristol, Leicester, Loughborough, Keele and Nottingham Trent.