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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]
W Simpson's Casimir work in two books
Recent PhD graduate William Simpson has had his PhD thesis published by Springer, and has a graduate text on the Casimir Force coming out.
Welcome to new Finance Assistant
We welcome Sharon Scott to the School in the role of Finance Assistant.
REF Success
We are delighted to announce that the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews have been rated as one of the top centres for Physics & Astronomy Research in the UK.

Ultrashort pulse laser development

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