Top ten in the UK for research output

Research Excellence Framework 2014


We’re exploring the fundamental laws of the universe and developing pioneering technologies. We look beyond our planet to tackle global challenges – from climate change to meeting energy demands.

Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction

Physicists at the University of Sheffield have helped open a new window to the universe with the detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.

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Employers visit campus to talk to physics students about careers

Major employers from across the region came to the University of Sheffield's Firth Court to meet physics students looking for great opportunities to develop their future career choices.

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Study with us

Discover the laws of the universe alongside inspirational scientists. Our students study in a global classroom that stretches from Sheffield to CERN.

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World-class research

Our researchers are finding new planets and developing cutting-edge technologies. We offer world-class PhD training to some of the most talented new physicists.

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Partnerships

We develop solutions that solve major industrial challenges. Read about some of our projects on the Sheffield Science Gateway website.

Carbon capture technology – case study> Storing solar energy at home – case study> Radio-chromatography detectors – case study>