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SuperWASP camera array used by UK and International researchers to identify numerous planets orbiting stars beyond our solar system.
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The investigation of charge processes in planetary atmospheres may lead to new insights into phenomena such as Lightning and even the origins of life.
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The student experience in St Andrews is highly regarded and the School places a strong emphasis on engagement between teaching and research activity.
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St Andrews is a major center for Condensed Matter research and hosts a Doctoral Training Centre for postgraduate students across Scotland.
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The School's Theoretical Physicists have made major contributions of the science of optical "cloaking" and novel analogues of black hole event horizons.
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Optical phenomena in nano-scale devices are studied by the School's researchers. Such devices are designed and buit using on-site cleanroom facilities.
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From laboratory to commercial development. Ideas developed at St Andrews are helping to drive new products and techniques in healthcare and industry.
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 SCHOOL NEWS  [news archive]
Vienna twisted light communications have BBC news comment from M Mazilu
Dr Michael Mazilu's research includes theories of propagation of light beams. His expert comments were used by the BBC.
Students elected to the School's Student Staff Council
The SSC is one forum for student representatives to discuss with School staff how their programmes are running.
The King group finds properties useful for active spintronics
Phil King and collaborators show giant spin splitting in WSe2.

Simulation of Star Formation around a Supermassive Black Hole

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