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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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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.
Prof Hofling wins Walter-Schottky Prize
New member of academic staff Prof Sven Hofling has won this prize from the German Physical Society for his work in semiconductor quantum physics and engineering.
Earth-sized planet very near its start discovered
Astronomers, including researchers from our School, have for the first time weighed an Earth-sized planet orbiting another star.
More than a thousand extra-solar planets!
Astronomers worldwide have found more than 1000 extra-solar planets, including 11 new finds from the WASP project that involves researchers from this School.
Harnessing micro-structured thin films to improve solar cell efficiency
Research has shown that producing a quasi-random structure can improve efficiency in solar cells
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003