Department of Physics
Department of Physics Areas of Research
- Astronomy & Astrophysics
- Computational Physics
- Computational Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Simulation and Algorithms: Jingbo Wang
- Computational Astronomy: Linqing Wen, David Coward
- Quantum Information, Simulation and Algorithms Research Cluster
- Experimental Physics
- Quantum Technologies and Dark Matter Lab: Mike Tobar, Eugene Ivanov, Maxim Goryachev
- Gravitational Wave Detection and Precision Measurements: Chunnong Zhao, Ju Li, David Blair, Carl Blair, Aaron Jones
- Spintronics and Magnetisation Dynamics: Mikhail Kostylev
- Terahertz & Optical Technology: Vincent Wallace
- Atomic and Surface Physics: Peter Hammond, Jim Williams, Sergey Samarin, John McFerran
- Airborne Gravity Gradiometer: Frank Van Kann
- Medical and Biomedical Physics
- Theoretical Physics
- Physics major (Undergraduate)
Physics examines the world around us at the most fundamental level, from the origin and fate of the universe to the behaviour of matter on sub-atomic length scales and everything in between.
- Frontier Physics (Combined Bachelor Master)
The frontier of contemporary physics is built on a broad base of deep theoretical ideas that have been verified with astonishing precision by the most intricate and challenging experiments known to mankind.
- Master of Physics
This course is about understanding the world around us at its most fundamental level. The knowledge generated through the study of physics is also the driving force behind most new technologies, from radars to lasers, from transistors to quantum computers, and from electron microscopes to advanced medical imaging scanners.
Gravitational Wave Technology and Education research group
The Gravitational Wave Technology and Education research group looks at the gravitational waves in our universe.Read more
Quantum information, simulation and algorithms
This discipline researches the potential to harness nature at a deeper level while developing new possibilities for communication and data processing.Read more
Machine Learning Applications for Physical Sciences
The Machine Learning Applications for Physical Sciences (MAPS) research cluster focus on the application of state-of-the-art Machine Learning algorithms for efficient processing, accurate characterisation and robust prediction of signals arising in physical sciences.Read more
Advanced Sensing and Quantum Technologies
UWA’s Advanced Sensing and Quantum Technologies research group is solving remote operational challenges in a range of fields.Read more
The Department of Physics works with local and international centres to collaborate with some of the brightest research minds.
These affiliations include: