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School of Physics and Astronomy

We are at the forefront of today’s most exciting scientific discoveries, providing an inspiring place to work and study.


Our courses offer an intellectual challenge and provide you with practical skills and the ability to solve real-life problems.


Our researchers are at the forefront of the latest developments in a range of Physics and Astronomy disciplines.

Our staff and students are here to tell you all about studying at Cardiff University's School of Physics and Astronomy.
From left to right: Dr Chris North, Prof Haley Gomez, Sarah Roberts and Dr Edward Gomez, part of the public engagement team at the School of Physics and Astronomy.


We are passionate about connecting with communities and helping members of the public engage with science.

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Our graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed for a wide range of career paths.

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Equality and diversity

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity among our staff and students.

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Staff members are very eager to get involved and help where needed. I have found this to be a very enjoyable year and I am very glad that I chose to study here.

Simon Shelford MSc Astrophysics
A distorted amber circle mounted on top of a black background. The image is of the M87 black hole

Interpreting the afterglow of a black hole’s breakfast

5 December 2023

Cardiff astronomers and international partners reveal a new way to probe how black holes feast