School of Physics & Astronomy

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About the School

The School of Physics & Astronomy is recognised as a world-leading research establisment. With a growing academic research base, covering a diverse range of subject areas, the School offers a unique academic environment.

Reflecting the continued sucess of our research groups, physics teaching at St Andrews has been officially graded as "Excellent" with inspectors commenting on our "Outstanding" teaching environment.

Physics & Astronomy News

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Careers with Physics & Astronomy - Fair 4.11.15
All students and staff are invited to this afternoon fair to hear short presentations from our visitors and to talk informally with them about career opportunities. Many of our visitors are graduates of the School.
Dr King awarded P. Leverhulme Prize
Phil King wins a major award for his research in electronic structure and emergent properties of quantum materials
Astronomy outreach in Qatar
Dr Dominik and collaborators have run astronomy sessions for Qatari school teachers.
Superconducting films found to allow gold to be magnetised
Prof Steve Lee and team have found exciting effects of relevance to spintronics
Final year undergrad students win international prizes
Eilidh Johnston and Conor MacDonald have won section prizes in the "Undergraduate Awards" scheme based on their MPhys project work.
Astronaut Visit
NASA Astronaut Duane Carey will give public, secondary school, and University presentations 21-22 Sept.
Slow light speeds particles
Light slowed in a photonic crystal is shown to propel particles well, possible applications in biology and medicine
Study on "baby" stars gives insight to planetary dynamics
Researchers here are part of a team showing preliminary evidence of "Hot Jupiters" moving towards their young star.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003