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Physics: Research Issues

This guide contains information of particular interest to students and researchers in physics.

Useful tips

A literature review is a scholarly paper, which includes the current knowledge including substantive findings, as well as theoretical and methodological contributions to a particular topic. Find links to some literature review tutorials:

Plagiarism is the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own. Find below links to  UG's plagiarism policy and guidelines for using Turnitin Software.

​Other relevant documents:

Review Journals in Physics

A review article is an article that summarizes the current state of understanding on a topic. A review article surveys and summarizes previously published studies, rather than reporting new facts or analysis.


List of some doctoral and Masters theses, presented to the Physics Department, which can be accessed, full-text, from the UG Institutional Repository

Faculty Research Articles

Faculty Research papers available in the UG Institutional Repository, either in full text or abstract only.

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Research Activities in the Department

Some Research activities in the Physics Department, UG.

  • Condensed Matter Theory and Experiment (Nanophysics;
  • Environmental Physics - Pollution Monitoring / Modeling, Atmospheric Physics, Remote Sensing, Physical Oceanography
  • Computational Plasma Physics
  • Optics
  • Geophysics (in collaboration with the Department of Earth Science)
  • Energy - Energy Assessment, Applications and commercial viability of renewable energy systems including Photovoltaic electricity generation in Ghana
  • Nuclear Physics - Applications of nuclear analytical techniques

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