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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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The Laidlaw Undergraduate Internship Programme in Research and Leadership
Thanks to generous support from Lord Laidlaw of Rothiemay, the university has launched an exciting new internship programme, "The Laidlaw Undergraduate Internship Programme in Research and Leadership".
Organic lasers for humanitarian de-mining
Drs Turnbull and Gillanders of this School recently joined Sir Bobby Charlton to see land mine detection in action
Observatory open to public Saturday evening of St Andrews weekend
The University of St Andrews astronomical observatory opens its doors, free of charge, from 1800-2100 hours on Saturday November 29th 2014.

Black hole physics in optical fibres

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