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Impact case studies: Physics

Discover how our Department of Physics has made an impact with its research in these case studies.

Developing ultra low temperature thermometry


Research by the London Low Temperature Laboratory has acted as a key driver for improvements in scientific instrumentation, refrigeration and thermometry to meet critical market needs, including the capability to measure the absolute temperature in these extreme environments. It has led to a direct economic impact to industry through the development of new commercial scientific instrumentation products.

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Faster CCTV video content analysis


Dr Mark Sugrue’s PhD in Video Analytics at Royal Holloway, and his Dublin based start-up Kinesense Ltd developed new methods to detect motion, track objects and classify behaviour in CCTV footage, enabling far more efficient scanning of video. Society has benefited worldwide from increased crime detection by police forces and security agencies, and the consequent prevention and reduction of criminal activity using forensic video analysis tools.

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