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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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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.
School President Elected
Louise McCaul has been elected by the School's students to be School President in 2014-15.
Imaging with Airy Beams
Kishan Dholakia, Tom Vettenburg, and team publish in Nature Methods a new Sheet Imaging technique for biophotonics.
Third Year Student conference a great success
Third year students in PH3014 Transferable Skills for Physicists recently had their weekend conference at the Burn House.
Asteroid rings discovered
Dr Martin Dominik and collaborators have found a pair of rings around Chariklo.
Student-Staff Ceilidh a Great Success
The social committee of the School's Student-Staff Council organised a Burns Supper and Ceilidh for the School.
MSc graduate Arlene Smith wins OSA prize
The Optical Society of America has awarded the "Outstanding Young Professional Prize" to one of our relatively recent MSc graduates.
International Max Planck Partnership Initiated
In a world first, five of Scotland's universities are launching an International Max-Planck Partnership. This is on the theme of "Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit".
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003