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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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Congratulations to our new graduates!
December 2019 Graduation Ceremony
Computer simulations help develop medical treatment for skin conditions
Isla Barnard, Lewis McMillan, Kenny Wood et al. used algorithms usually used in astronomy to test how certain treatments would work in medical trials.
American Physical Society Dissertation Prize for Veronika Sunko
We offer our warmest congratulations to Veronika for this award.

The 16" Meade Telescope in the University Observatory

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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


The current weather, as seen from the FifeWeather WeatherCam mounted atop the School of Physics and Astronomy. The camera looks North, overlooking the St. Andrews Links clubhouse (very left of frame) and West Sands beach. Tentsmuir Forest can be seen in the middle distance on the left of frame, and beyond that is the northern side of the Firth of Tay.

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(Click image for today's weathercam history.)