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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Dr Dominik's Week in Westminster
Martin Dominik was part of the scheme organised by the Royal Society to bring politicians and scientists together.
Wearable plastic optical sensors
Prof Samuel and team have developed polymer-based wearable sensors that can detect muscle contraction, allowing remote control of devices.
The world's first protein-based solid-state lasers
Prof Gather and team have explored light emission in green fluorescent proteins and built laser devices.
Optics used to see inside krill
Tom Brown's research using OCT to image inside Antarctic Krill is featured in OCT News.
Organic lasers for humanitarian de-mining
Drs Turnbull and Gillanders of this School recently joined Sir Bobby Charlton to see land mine detection in action
Observatory open to public Saturday evening of St Andrews weekend
The University of St Andrews astronomical observatory opens its doors, free of charge, from 1800-2100 hours on Saturday November 29th 2014.
Vienna twisted light communications have BBC news comment from M Mazilu
Dr Michael Mazilu's research includes theories of propagation of light beams. His expert comments were used by the BBC.
Students elected to the School's Student Staff Council
The SSC is one forum for student representatives to discuss with School staff how their programmes are running.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003