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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Science Discovery Day for All - Saturday 7 March
The Science Discovery Day was highly successful, with many people attending.
International Year of Light Book features science and poetry from St Andrews
Poet Robert Crawford, Photographer Norman McBeath, and a number of St Andrews physicists work together to produce "Light Box".
Optical tweezers in Guinness World Records
The Guinness World Records now acknowledges as the fastest spinning man-made object a birefringent sphere rotated here using optical tweezers.
W Simpson's Casimir work in two books
Recent PhD graduate William Simpson has had his PhD thesis published by Springer, and has a graduate text on the Casimir Force coming out.
REF Success
We are delighted to announce that the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews have been rated as one of the top centres for Physics & Astronomy Research in the UK.
Welcome to new Finance Assistant
We welcome Sharon Scott to the School in the role of Finance Assistant.
Dr Kohnle's simulations win award
Dr Antje Kohnle wins MPTL award for a set of simulations to aid learning Quantum Mechanics
The Laidlaw Undergraduate Internship Programme in Research and Leadership
The University has an exciting new programme, "The Laidlaw Undergraduate Internship Programme in Research and Leadership".
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003