University of St Andrews

The Best of Scottish Science 2012

Tuesday 10 April 2012

St Andrews researchers were represented by three of the seven exhibits selected for the Best of Scottish Science 2012 Exhibition at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh over the Easter vacation – part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Dr William Austin (Reader in Physical Geography) led a group of international partners presenting an exhibit on Arctica islandica (the longest-lived animal and “tree of the sea”) that was originally selected for the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition during its 350th anniversary celebrations in 2010. The other St Andrews exhibitors were Professor Andrew Whiten (Psychology, RS 2010) and Professor Ulf Leonhardt (Physics, RS 2011).

The photographs below (courtesy of Jenny Liddell, Royal Society of Edinburgh) show from left to right: Ms Angela Roberts (NERC PhD student, St Andrews), Ms Keziah Stott (SAGES PhD student, St Andrews), Dr David Reynolds (NERC research fellow, Bangor University), Dr Charlotte Bryant (Director NERC Radiocarbon laboratory, East Kilbride) and Dr Bill Austin (St Andrews). Also shown are Bill Austin (left) explaining the details of exhibit to Professor Neville Richardson (Master of the United College, St Andrews) during a reception hosted by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Best of Science 2012 photos