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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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Fresh Investment in Outreach Project
PhD students involved with the "Seeing Life in a New Light" outreach project have won additional funding from the SPIE
Congratulations to our new graduates!
This graduation week allows us to celebrate the achievements of our students.
Conference of Astronomy and Physics Students (CAPS) - 19-22 June 2014.
The Conference of Astronomy and Physics Students (CAPS) will take place in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St Andrews from 19-22 June.
Dr Andy Brown returns to talk photonics
Dr Brown is an alumnus of the School, now working in a senior role in SPIE.
Final Year Project Students presented with awards
The achievements of undergraduate students in their final year projects were recognised at a reception in the School.
Drs Keeling and Gregory win Teaching Prizes
Following nominations from students here for work in Dynamics lectures and Project Supervision Jonathan Keeling and Scott Gregory have won prizes from the Students' Association.
Fibre-lighting device for divers wins Subsea UK Safety Award
PhotoSynergy, spin-out company from the University, has won the "Innovation for Safety" award for a device that illuminates the umbilicals to deep sea divers.
Lightning in the Galaxy
Dr C Helling and team were part of the EGU meeting press conference on their work on planetary lightning and implications for exobiology.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003