Welcome to the Physics Discipline
Welcome to the Physics Discipline web page at The Open University. The Physics Discipline is one of seven groups forming the Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research. This is one of five Centres for Strategic Research Investment set up by the Open University. We have world leading research programmes across our range of interests from atomic, molecular optical and and plasma physics.
Here you will find information about our teaching and research. Much of our teaching is based on materials that have been specially created by members of the Discipline with distance learners in mind. You can read about the research that is taking place in the Discipline, and find links to some of our research collaborators in other departments, faculties and institutions. Other links will take you to our publications data base, the web pages of our staff and postgraduate students, our seminar lists, and to some of the many special projects in which members of the Discipline are involved.
We are pleased to be leaders in the Physics Innovations Project as part of the Centres of Excellence in Teaching and Learning Programme of the HEFCE. Find out more about piCETL. Further information about the Open University Physics Society fUSION, operated by and for our students, can be found at fUSION.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy has signed up and become a Supporter of Project Juno – an IOP initiative to promote gender equality in all aspects of the Department’s operation.
Whatever your reason for visiting our website, we hope that you find items of interest to you and that you enjoy your visit.
Professor Nick Braithwaite
Head of Physics