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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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Clouds seeding life on alien worlds?
Drs Stark, Rimmer, Diver, and Helling show that lightning in clouds in exoplanets and brown dwarfs may produce prebiotic molecules
Wolfson Research Merit award for Prof Samuel
Congratulations to Prof Ifor Samuel on having the excellence and importance of his research recognised in this way by the Royal Society
Fibre-like ordering can improve organic solar cells
Polymer solar cells may be an important source of future electricity. St Andrews research shows that the packing of the molecules leads to different properties.
Transiting Santa
PhD student Joe Llama has modelled the expected light dip of a distant star as a sleigh goes around it ... Season's Greetings to All.
Dr Zhao interviews on Radio New Zealand
Colliding galaxies and modified theories of gravity were discussed in an interview with Dr Zhao.
Congratulations to November 2013 Graduates
The November ceremonies allowed us to celebrate the success of PhD and MSc graduates.
University Observatory Open for St Andrews Evening
The public, students, and staff are invited to see the observatory, talk with astronomers, and (weather permitting) view the heavens.
Yue Wang wins PhD Thesis Prize
Dr Wang's thesis on LED-powered organic semiconductor lasers is to be published by Springer.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003