We are proud of our staff and community of passionate physicists led by our Head of Department Professor Michele Dougherty (pictured above with team members of the Cassini-Huygens Saturn mission), who has played a leading role in space missions throughout her career. You can hear more about her involvement in the Cassini mission to Saturn in this episode of BBC Radio 4's The Life Scientific.
Read more about the Department of Physics, our pioneering work and our thriving community throughout this site and at the links below.
Founded in 1906 as the Royal College of Science, the Department of Physics is located in the Blackett Laboratory and is one of the largest in the UK.
With world-class teaching and excellent academic and support staff, we offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses to ensure that our students graduate with the skills they need to reach senior positions in industry and academia.
For over 110 years, our physicists have taken a leading role in the advancement of knowledge in the field and have influenced policies and everyday life practices with new technologies and applications.
Thanks to successful collaborations with HEIs and international agencies, people at Imperial Physics have given a significant contribution to our understanding of the Universe and the natural world.
Our work philosophy
Our Departmental values couple with those of Imperial and support us in making Imperial Physics the best place to study, work and develop your career: Support - Excellence - Integrity - Innovativation - Inclusivity - Inspiration.
We also provide plenty of professional opportunities for our academic and support staff and our students.