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Research groups

Research within the School is conducted by five specialist groups.

Brain images

Brain Imaging

This is one of our newest research groups, benefiting from the state-of-the-art facilities at Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC).

Condensed Matter and Photonics

Condensed Matter and Photonics

We are active over a range of topics in condensed matter and photonics, from theory and experiment to application and exploitation and providing training for the next generation.

Gravitational physics

Gravity Exploration Institute

Cardiff Gravity Exploration Institute is engaged in research on black holes and gravitational waves, and was heavily involved in the first direct detection of gravitational waves.

Students working in Trevithick Library.

Physics Education Research Group

The Physics Education Research Group conducts pedagogical research into physics education in collaboration with other United Kingdom higher education institutions and international collaboration partners.

The Simons Observatory, Credit: Simons Observatory

Cardiff Hub for Astrophysics Research and Technology

We study all aspects of the universe and the objects within it from the period of Inflation - seconds after the Big Bang to the objects in our own planetary system.