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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 President Elected
Louise McCaul has been elected by the School's students to be School President in 2014-15.
Conference of Astronomy and Physics Students (CAPS) - 19-22 June 2014.
The Conference of Astronomy and Physics Students (CAPS) will take place in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St Andrews from 19-22 June.
Imaging with Airy Beams
Kishan Dholakia, Tom Vettenburg, and team publish in Nature Methods a new Sheet Imaging technique for biophotonics.

Second year students see "optical black hole" research

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