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Durham University

Department of Physics

Level 2


This site contains information about the lab work you will undertake for the module Laboratory Skills and Electronics - both PHYS2641 and PHYS3681.

The Laboratory Skills and Electronics module is assessed through a combination of lab reports, practical assessments, and computing problems. The details, timescales and other information such as lab allocation lists can be found on DUO under Laboratory Skills and Electronics > Course Documents.

You can find help, guides and other information regarding equipment, data analysis, report writing, Python and more in the Skills section.

Reading List

Measurements and their Uncertainties by Hughes and Hase, is required reading for this module. It begins at a level accessible for first year undergraduate physics but goes up to research level. Its compact size makes it easy to carry to the laboratory on a regular basis. Familiarity with chapters 1-5 is assumed for this module.


Level 2 Lab Leader and Electronics Lab Coordinator

Dr Aidan Hindmarch, MPhys, PhD., FHEA

Personal web page

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Skills Lab and Research-led Investigation Coordinator

Dr Richard Wilman, MPhys, PhD, MInstP, FHEA

Assistant Professor (Teaching) in the Department of Physics

Contact Dr Richard Wilman (email at

Bridge Project Coordinator

Dr Chris Saunter

Lecturer in the Department of Physics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43643
Room number: 253

(email at

Level 2 Computational Physics Coordinator

Careers & Employability Coordinator

Dr Cristina Zambon

Teaching Fellow in the Department of Physics

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Level 2 Laboratory Technicians

Dr Jason Anderson

Laboratory and Research Technician in the Department of Physics

Contact Dr Jason Anderson

Mr Kristian Whatcott

Technician in the Department of Physics

Contact Mr Kristian Whatcott (email at