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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Final year undergrad students win international prizes
Eilidh Johnston and Conor MacDonald have won section prizes in the "Undergraduate Awards" scheme based on their MPhys project work.
Astronaut Visit
NASA Astronaut Duane Carey will give public, secondary school, and University presentations 21-22 Sept.
Slow light speeds particles
Light slowed in a photonic crystal is shown to propel particles well, possible applications in biology and medicine
Study on "baby" stars gives insight to planetary dynamics
Researchers here are part of a team showing preliminary evidence of "Hot Jupiters" moving towards their young star.
Welcome (back) to students!
We provide here some information for new and returning students.
GAMA survey shows Universe is fading away
Prof Driver and international team draw important conclusions from observations of 200,000 galaxies
Prof Dholakia wins Fellowship
Prof Kishan Dholakia has won a Royal Society Leverhulme research fellowship to allow additional work on advanced optical imaging
Rocky exoplanet discovered
St Andrews astronomers are part of a team that has discovered a "super-Earth" in Cassiopeia
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003