Our research

The research undertaken at the PSI pushes the boundaries of knowledge and has applications in a number of fields, from cell biology to experimental cosmology.

Ultrafast Science

Located within the Alan Turing Building is a wide range of laser systems which together provide a unique array of sources.

Manchester X-ray Imaging Facility at Henry Moseley

Providing world-leading tomography capability for all academic and commercial users.


A postgraduate project in the PSI can be the ideal starting point for your career as a photon scientist.

PSI PhD student becomes the first asylum seeker to be admitted onto a PhD programme by The University of Manchester.

22nd July

Credit: Tom Mason, The University of Manchester

Abbas Roble will be joining the PSI in September to start a PhD project on 'Ultrafast spectroscopy of GaN semiconductor structures’ under the supervision of Dr Darren Graham. Abbas arrived in England in 2007 having travelled through Africa from Somalia, then onto a people smuggler’s boat across the Mediterranean before heading through Europe. He was detained by the UK immigration authorities for one year and threw himself into education on his release.  

To read more about Abbas’ incredible story please click here.

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