Research in the School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics

Our research focuses on a broad range of key science questions including air quality, airborne particles, applied mathematics, astronomy, atmospheric interactions, microphysical processes and theoretical physics.

The impact of our research is far reaching. This was recognised in the REF 2014 where our Physics research achieved 100% 'very considerable or considerable impact'.

Teaching and learning is enriched by the research carried out in the School. Our students also benefit from links to collaborations in other areas of science and industry.

Centre for Atmospheric and Climate Physics (CACP)

Centre for Atmospheric and Climate Physics (CACP)

The Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research (CAIR) undertakes research into atmospheric interactions and microphysical processes affecting radiative...

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Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR)

Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR)

The Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR) carries out research on a broad range of key science questions in astronomy....

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Mathematics and Mathematical Physics

Mathematics and Mathematical Physics

We conduct research in both pure and applied mathematics....

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Research case studies

Astrophysics Find out how research from the University of Hertfordshire is making a difference in society. 

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