About us

The School of Physics at UNSW is one of Australia’s leading institutes of scientific endeavour.

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The School of Physics at UNSW is one of Australia’s leading institutes of scientific endeavour. Our teaching and research staff are at the forefront of exploration in astrophysics, acousticsbiophysicscomputational physics and big datacondensed matter physics and quantum devicesexperimental and observational physicsfundamental physicstheoretical physics, and physics education research. We offer coursework and research programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in these areas.

The School of Physics at UNSW leads by example. We are home to four National Centres of Excellence funded by the Federal Government, which work collaboratively with outstanding educational and industry-based institutions nationally and internationally. 

Our Centres of Excellence are in the areas of quantum computing (Centre for Quantum Computing and Communication Technology - CQC²T), information technology (Centre for Future Low Energy Electronics Technologies – FLEET), sustainable energy (Centre of Exciton Science – ACEx), and in 2021 a new Centre of Astrophysics (Astro 3D). 

The School of Physics at UNSW is educating and training the next generation of ground-breaking physicists. We welcome you to join us.

In this section

Our people

Find out who's who in the School of Physics. Meet our staff and view key contact information.

Our School Management Team

View a list of our Management Team who ensure that appropriate structures and mechanisms are in place for our school.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

We're committed to providing equity of opportunities regardless of experiences and backgrounds. View our policy.


View our jobs in the School of Physics from teaching and research to administrative and technical.


It's the school's policy to ensure all students health and welfare wherever possible. View emergency information, key contacts and policies and procedures.