Physics research

Our research ranges from fundamental particle physics to the development of advanced technologies. Browse the links below for more information.

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Physics and the wave spectrum

Visible light is only a narrow slice of the electromagnetic spectrum - what secrets lie hidden in the dark?

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Physics & Green Batteries (with Dr Ludmila Adam)

Storing electricity created by wind or solar power is tricky. Enter green hydrogen, and the geophysicists searching for natural rock reservoirs to store it in.

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Physics & Tomography (with Dr Kasper van Wijk)

What's going on underneath Tāmaki Makaurau? Dr. Kasper van Wijk is using the sound of the ocean to find out.

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Physics & Ultrasound (with Jami Shepherd and Laura Cobus)

Ultrasound is safe, fast, and relatively low cost... and we can make it even better!

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Our research ranges from fundamental quantum mechanics to high-speed optical telecommunications and high-power lasers.

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Earth from space

We address vital questions about climate, geohazards and sustainable energy.

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Our research covers the linked fields of condensed matter physics and complex systems.

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We seek to identify and pursue opportunities for new technologies, techniques, and materials in applied physics.

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Dr Nicholas Rattenbury, Department of Physics

Discover some of the exciting research happening in the Department of Physics with our selection of interviews.

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Physics students

Search for masters and doctoral supervisors and research projects that you can join.

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Find out about the national, international and university-led research centres and institutes we collaborate with.

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