Read and write the language of the cosmos

From quarks to galaxy clusters, our universe evolves under a few common physical laws that let us glimpse the distant past and the far future, describe energy and matter at all scales, and create technology that transforms lives.

In the Department of Physics and Astronomy we research and teach an incredible range of physical phenomena and techniques, including:

  • fundamental properties of quantum systems
  • the birth, death and collisions of stars
  • the design and creation of laser and photonic technologies for medicine, communication, and environmental sensing.

Our students visit world-class telescopes in NSW and across the globe, conduct research in our own state-of-the-art campus astronomical observatory, and conduct experiments on advanced quantum systems, one atom at a time.


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@MQPhysAstro - 12 May 2021

We're excited to be hosting Prof. John Martinis on campus next week, speaking with us about quantum computing....

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@MQPhysAstro - 11 May 2021

@MQPhysAstro fans! We've got a special guest lecture lined up for @MQSciEng staff and students next week at 3pm on...

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Last updated: 13 Jan 2021