School of Physics & Astronomy

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MSc in Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices

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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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Student learning activities
The School runs a range of activities with assessment and feedback to assist our students with their learning.
Tutorials in the sunshine
Great to be discussing physics in the open-air in the current warm sunny weather
Solar Eclipse viewed from St Andrews
A glorious day in St Andrews allowed great views of the partial eclipse.
Dr J Keeling is "Outstanding Referee"
Dr Jonathan Keeling has been awarded "Outstanding Referee" Status by the Physical Review journal team.
"Rogue optical waves" on front cover of Nature Physics
Dr Andrea di Falco and team have their microphotonics work featured in Nature Physics
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.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003