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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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The King group finds properties useful for active spintronics
Phil King and collaborators show giant spin splitting in WSe2.
Entrepreneurial prize for local researchers
Three solid-state physics researchers have won a prize in the Converge Challenge for their "nano-tractor"
High School Pupil Internship Success
Michaela Stewart from Balwearie High School worked here with Dr Weijmans on a Nuffield Foundation Scholarship.
UG Summer Research Internships Celebrated
The University held a poster session for summer undergraduate research internships. The science prize went to Kim Timmins, who worked with Prof Kishan Dholakia.
Dr Duncan Forgan to feature on "Sky at Night"
Dr Forgan will be contributing his expertise to the discussion on exoplanets and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
Prof Sven Hoefling named as a Wolfson Research Merit Award winner from the Royal Society
Prof Hoefling receives this important award in recognition of his successful research to increase understanding and exploitation of light-matter interactions.
Information for new and returning students
We look forward to the start of the new academic session. Here is some information that new and returning students may find useful.
Theory of super-absorbing quantum rings published
The ultimate camera pixel may have been brought a step closer through research by Dr Brendon Lovett and collaborators.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003