Experimental and observational physics plays an important role in the physical sciences. Every model or theory must be ultimately verified or falsified in an experiment or via observations.  

Observations and experiments work hand in hand with theoretical studies to explore and explain the natural world. In the UNSW School of Physics we have active experimental research into acoustics, biophysics and condensed matter physics, as well as observational astronomy focusing on exoplanets, stars in the Milky Way, and distant galaxies.

Dennis Stello's research projects

Sounding stars using data from NASA's Kepler and TESS missions

Ben Montet's research projects

Understanding Nearby Stars and their Planets

Chris Tinney's research projects

Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs

Sarah Martell's research projects

Galactic archaeology with large data sets

Michael Ashley's research projects

Astronomy from Antarctica

Sarah Brough's research projects

How do galaxies change with time?

Peter Reece's research projects

Photonics and Optoelectronics Laboratory

Sven Rogge's research projects

Quantum computation in silicon

Alex Hamilton's research projects

Quantum electronics, topological electronics and quantum computing

Clemens Ulrich's research projects

Optical Spectroscopy and Neutron Scattering

Joe Wolfe's research projects

Fundamental physics of phonation

Michelle Simmons' research projects

ARC Centre of Excellence in Quantum Computation and Communication Technology

Adam Micolich’s research projects

Seeing is believing: Microscopy-capable nanoscale devices for bioelectronics applications

Dane McCamey's research projects

ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Paul Curmi's research projects

Proteins are nature's nanomachines

Caroline Foster's research projects

Help unravel galaxy transformation using the MAGPI suite of state-of-the-art galaxy simulation mock galaxy observations.