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International Year of Light Book features science and poetry from St Andrews.
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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]
Dr Korolkova wins Lommel Award
Natalia Korolkova has won this prize for her research work towards understanding quantum discord and its impact on quantum communications
Dr Helling and team see stormy star
The discovery of a tiny new super-stormy star could have major implications for the search for habitable planets outside the Solar System
Prof Dholakia featured at Tate Modern
Kishan Dholakia will be on a panel of artists and scientists at an event on "Light and Dark" at the Tate Modern on 21 November.

First year lab - laser experiments

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Information on School colloquia and talks can be found on the University's Talks system: (linked below)

The University's Talks system