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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Second year students build their own wave machine
Jelly babies and gaffer tape formed parts of a wave machine demonstrated in a second year waves lecture
Dr Hooley an "IOP Explainer"
Chris Hooley features in a new 100 second video from the Institute of Physics, explaining topological insulators
Max Planck Research School in Quantum Materials
The School is a founding member of the UK's first International Max Planck Research School in the natural sciences
Biodegradable light guides to aid healing
Prof Gather and team have published research that may enable a new paradigm of treatments using light
Super-resolution microscopy may benefit kidney patients
Prof Kishan Dholakia and team have developed a light-based microscope that may be competitive with electron microscopes for diagnosing nephrotic syndrome
Epic cycle journey of recent graduate from Alaska to Argentina
Chris Lally and Danny Beech complete 14,000 miles in 131 days.
Weather-cam broadcasting from our roof
Fife Weather is now publishing a web-cam view North from this building.
Cold Atoms on Show
Dr Dona Cassettari and Phil Ireland demonstrated their portable cold-atom generator at the Dundee Science Festival
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003