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3D numerical simulation of a section of a galaxy showing the turbulent interstellar medium heated by supernovae (exploding stars).

We have active research collaborations with many groups worldwide and across the University.

Research groups

Our research is divided into the following groups:

We also host part of the Joint Quantum Centre Durham–Newcastle.

Funding for research projects

We also attract funding from bodies such as the Medical Research Council, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Department of Trade and Industry, and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, to manage a number of research projects. We have an active research culture in the School and participate in a range of seminars both internally and regionally.

Postgraduate opportunities

We welcome MPhil and PhD research in a number of our research themes — we advise you to contact the member of staff with an interest in your research area before you apply.