Our research

Physics at ANU represents the largest university based physics research activity in the country. This enormous endeavour, encompassing almost all areas of physics from quantum science to string theory, employs almost 200 academics and many more students and technical personal. The majority of our funding is derived from competitive grants, which is testimony to the quality and value of the contributions our scientists are making at an international level.


The Research School of Physics is divided into five research departments each focused around a theme.

Explore physics

Read about our latest exciting research, proving Einstein right, saving lives through better medical imagery, testing satellites for spaceflight and much more.

You can also look around our 14UD nuclear physics accelerator facility. Which is one of the largest physics facilities in Australia.

Physics data portal

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Discover our physics data repositories

Explore our innovation

Updated:  8 February 2023/ Responsible Officer:  Director, RSPhys/ Page Contact:  Physics Webmaster