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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]
Optical Manipulation Platform Grant Announced
Prof Kishan Dholakia and team have been awarded an EPSRC grant of £1.5 M to explore how light can be used in exciting new ways.
Welcome to Derek Milroy
New colleague Derek Milroy has responsibilities including Building Management and Safety for the School.
Construction of New Research Labs
A new ultra-low vibration facility for studying electronic and magnetic states at the atomic scale is now being built.

Green laser for guidepath lighting

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