The University of Wolverhampton

New Applied Physics course offers students limitless possibilities

The University of Wolverhampton is introducing a new Applied Physics degree course from September 2017.

The Bachelor of Science (BcS) Honours degree will be taught by a new Director of Studies who has been appointed in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the City Campus in Wolverhampton.

Fabrice Laussy, 39, has a distinguished research career, having graduated with a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Université Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand where he was born.

Having worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Sheffield and the University of Southampton, he has also worked in universities in Madrid, Munich and Moscow and has strong links with the group of Daniele Sanvitto in Italy. He has published over a hundred academic research papers in renowned scientific journals covering the subject of light-matter interactions.

He said: “Physics is the most multi-faceted discipline of Science – it is a subject about everything.  You can go anywhere with it and in Wolverhampton this is a great opportunity for students to be part of a unique adventure. It is an opportunity to learn about limitless possibilities, meaning that students are unlimited in terms of their choice of career.”

“The course involves exploring, experimenting and theorising with all the scientific topics as its playground and the classroom environment will be very interactive.  A Physicist is someone who wants to figure things out and this new course allows students to discover where their best potential lies.”

Nazira Karodia, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, said:  “Physics hasn’t been taught as a degree course at the University for over 25 years.  Its reintroduction shows our commitment to offering a complementary range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses which will help to address skills gaps in related industries.”

Fabrice is a member of the Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics and a member of the Institute of Physics.  His last published research paper in Physical Review Letters reports record-size Bose-Einstein condensates in the solid state where a counter-intuitive backflow effect due to a negative mass has been observed. He also has co-authored an Oxford Science Publication on Microcavities now going into its 2nd edition.

Anyone interested in studying for a degree in Applied Physics should visit the next Open Day on Saturday 17th June 2017 and/or the Physics day on Friday 23th June (2017) to find out more.

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For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

Date Issued: 11th May 2017

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