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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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.
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.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003