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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Welcome to Prof Jim Scott
We welcome Prof Scott to his post here in both physics and chemistry
Prof and PhD student both win prizes at meeting
Naomi McReynolds wins an entrepreneur award at Graduate Summer School in Biophotonics, Kishan Dholakia most appreciated lecturer.
Physics Graduand attempting a cycling world record
Chris Lally and a student friend aim to cycle the length of the pan-American highway.
Dr Kohnle's QuVis simulations win MERLOT Prize
Dr Kohnle has won an award for her "QuVis" simulations used in the teaching of quantum mechanics.
Prof Gather funded for Bio-Lasers
Prof Malte Gather has won a 1.5 M Euro grant from ERC for work on bio-derived and bio-compatible lasers.
Final Year Student Project Prizes
We celebrate the achievements of our most successful final year UG project students
Offical Opening of New Research Facilities
Cabinet Secretary opens the new ultra-low-vibration lab and the new cleanroom
Prof Mackenzie FRS
Prof Andy Mackenzie has been awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Society.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003