International Perceptions of UK research in Physics and Astronomy

This study is the second in a series aimed at providing international commentary on core fields of the United Kingdom’s science and engineering research base.

Physics and Astronomy

The Review arose from the interest of the Office of Science of Technology (OST) in receiving an international assessment of the standing of British physics research and the Research Councils’ wish to obtain a better understanding of the strategic position of the subject, as perceived by international experts. 

The Institute of Physics and the Royal Astronomical Society, as representatives of the scientific research community, were keen to ensure that any such review would be undertaken with rigour, accuracy and sensitivity.

International Perceptions of UK research in Physics and Astronomy (PDF, 279 KB)