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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Dr Chris Hooley wins Student Teaching Award
Chris has won the Students' Association Prize for 2012-13 for undergraduate project supervisor in the science faculty
Dr Wild's research using Hubble Space Telescope in NASA/ESA Press Release
Dr Wild and international collaborators have shown that bursts of star formation have a major impact far beyond the boundaries of their host galaxy.
Gerald McLaughlin is the new School President
Gerald McLaughlin has now taken over from Danielle Harper as School President
Prof Jardine elected to RSE, and Inaugural Lecture
Prof Moira Jardine gave her inaugural lecture on the same day that it was announced that she had been made a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Welcome to new teaching fellow Dr Charles Baily
The School welcomes Dr Charles Baily to his new post. He joins us from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
IOP Launches Project Juno Video
The UK Institute of Physics has produced a short video available online celebrating the success of a number of physics departments in creating a better environment for all staff to work in.
JH Burn Conference
Members of the third year trip had a conference last weekend where they each gave a 20 minute talk on an area of physics or astronomy that is of particular interest to them.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003