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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory

Research at the Cavendish Laboratory is organised into seven themes. Click on the image below to find out more.

Astrophysics HEP Biological Energy Materials Emergent Quantum Complex Systems Quantum Devices Theoretical and Computational

Our seven research themes span the full range of research activities being carried out in the Laboratory and reflect national research priorities. Many themes cover the work of more than one research group, encouraging new associations and cross-disciplinary collaboration. While the core of our research programme is in experimental physics, essential theoretical support is provided by theorists embedded within the astrophysics and high energy physics research groups, while the condensed matter theory group are strongly cross-disciplinary and contribute to most of the themes shown above.

The Cavendish's Strategy Working Group is responsible for developing a strategic road map that charts potential future investment and development within the Laboratory. Academic members of the department can find more details about the Strategy Working Group's work here (identification required).