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Research at the School of Physics

One of our researchers

We are renowned for the quality of our research and for its impact across industry, society and the economy.

Our research groups are working at the very cutting edge of research whether it be astrophysics and cosmology, gravitational waves, compound semiconductor technology or brain imaging.

We work with:

  • many major ground-based and space-borne observatories, providing state-of-the-art instrumentation and using them for world-leading astronomy research
  • the worldwide consortium using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) to study cosmic gravitational waves
  • the Cardiff University Brain Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) which brings together world-leading expertise in brain mapping with the very latest in brain imaging and stimulation
  • the new Institute for Compound Semiconductors which forms part of the university's new £300 million research and innovation campus

We have seen substantial research funding and investment in infrastructure including a low energy electron microscopy suite and facilities to grow and characterise diamond, as well as the recent investment in new compound semiconductor technology facilities.