School of Physics & Astronomy

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Find out about the current news from the School by choosing a link from the table below.

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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Final Year UG Poster Session
This week saw our final year students present posters on their project work.
School Presidents
John Weaver has been elected as the School's Student President for 2016-17
Carnegie Lecture this Thursday
Open to students, public, and staff, Prof D Lin on Exoplanets and prospects of life
Kaleidoscope Exhibition
Former Principal David Brewster was remembered in a major exhibition of kaleidoscopes and optical exhibits this weekend
Photosynergy success in North Sea Market
Spinout company Photosynergy has its Lightpath technology recognised
Welcome to Poppy Nicholson
Poppy joins the School as our new Finance Assistant
Prof Dholakia wins OSA Wood Prize
This prize recognises his "pioneering research into optical micromanipulation using shaped light for interdisciplinary photonics-based applications"
Aurora displays
Members of the School capture the aurora on camera
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003