The School of Physics at the University of Sydney is the leading physics department in the country, with outstanding staff and students undertaking world-leading teaching and research.
In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report, we were the only physical sciences school in Australia to receive a perfect score in all eight categories, and achieved a top score of five in every category.
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Professor Tara Murphy
Head of School
Associate Professor Archil Kobakhidze
Associate Head of Research
Associate Professor Boris Kuhlmey
Associate Head of Education
Associate Professor Helen Johnston
1st Year Coordinator
Associate Professor Bruce Yabsley
Dr Svetlana Postnova
Postgraduate Admissions Coordinator
Professor Kevin Varvell
Postgraduate Candidature Coordinator
Professor Anita Ho-Baillie is joining forces with Sydney-based renewable technology company SunDrive to commercialise perovskite-silicon cells - a significantly more advanced solar technology than present options on the market.
Three of our scientists have won awards from the Royal Society of NSW, announced at the society's Ordinary General Meeting on 7 December.
An international team of scientists led by a University of Sydney astrophysicist has discovered evidence the Andromeda galaxy is a cannibal growing through colossal intermittent feasts.