Research area

Physics and astronomy

The East and West observatories atop the Southampton physics and astronomy building at Highfield Campus.

Our work is centred around astronomy, quantum light and matter, and theoretical particle physics. We're ranked in the top 5 physics and astronomy departments in the Russell Group.

Research highlights

Measuring the impact of the aurora borealis on climate change

A Southampton researcher is developing new techniques to measure the temperature of the upper atmosphere and model the impact of the aurora on climate systems.

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