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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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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
Congratulations to our new graduates!
The St Andrews day graduation ceremony saw first degree, MSc, and PhD graduations
Dr Korolkova wins Lommel Award
Natalia Korolkova has won this prize for her research work towards understanding quantum discord and its impact on quantum communications
Dr Helling and team see stormy star
The discovery of a tiny new super-stormy star could have major implications for the search for habitable planets outside the Solar System
Prof Dholakia featured at Tate Modern
Kishan Dholakia will be on a panel of artists and scientists at an event on "Light and Dark" at the Tate Modern on 21 November.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003