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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New School President
Patrick Sandquist is the new School Student President.
Phys/Astro Careers Fair in the School 23 October
We are delighted to welcome back graduates from the School, and others, to tell us about their careers and to talk informally with current students. All students and staff in the School are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Viktorija wins prize in the University Internships Scheme
Six of the School's undergraduate students had posters at the University's reception for summer internships. Viktorija Globyte won top prize for the Science Faculty.
Information for new and returning students
We look forward to welcoming new and returning students. This page provides some information relevant for the new academic session.
Welcome to Dr Brendon Lovett
Dr Lovett was recently appointed as Reader in Theoretical Physics.
"Spin Doctors" create fastest rotating man-made object
The optical trapping group has created the world's fastest spinning object by using laser light to trap and spin microscopic birefringent particles in a vacuum.
The School tops the 2013 NSS table for student satisfaction
We are happy to learn that our School's recent graduates rated their satisfaction here as the highest in UK physics departments.
Welcome to our new Professor of Biophotonics.
The School is delighted to welcome Malte Gather to be our new Professor of Biophotonics. His research ranges from organic light emitting diodes to biosensors based on organic electronics.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003