The School of Science's multi-disciplinary band of physics researchers and specialists is committed to making our world smarter and more efficient.

Researchers are drawn to pursuing physics at RMIT for a multitude of reasons. Our reputation for producing ‘above world standard’ research in the field of condensed matter physics precedes us (Excellence in Research Australia). Other areas of excellence include photonics, geophysics, biophysics and medical physics.

In addition, RMIT has an ever-expanding capacity to prepare researchers in the realm of quantum information – an emergent field driving future discoveries.

Our physicists are focused on forging efficient solutions within real world contexts.

Guided by global experts and specialists, RMIT researchers are developing more advanced optical and electronic coatings to improve the surface of objects people rely on everyday, examining the use of microbeams to better target moving cancer cells and pioneering ways to detect the location of mineral sources from the sky.

Just like the materials we study, there are endless opportunities to explore.

Related research groups and centres

ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics

RMIT University is a node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics.

Centre for Molecular and Nanoscale Physics

The Centre for Molecular and Nanoscale Physics (NanoPHYS) conducts high-quality research in nanoscale physics.

Theoretical Chemical and Quantum Physics

The Theoretical Chemical and Quantum Physics Group aims to pursue fundamental and applied research at an international level in the field of theoretical quantum, chemical and condensed-matter physics.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

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