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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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.
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
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003