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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.

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Winners of Undergraduate Project Prizes
Final year students undertake a major project. Jennifer Fowlie and Maya Petkova undertook two of the highest-graded projects this year, and received their awards last week.
Optical Device to detect toxic drinks
Prof Dholakia's research team have developed a portable optical system that can analyse the contents of a teardrop of whisky or other spirits.
Pasquale Galianni wins 2013 Cormack Prize
Pasquale has won the Cormack prize for the best journal paper by a research student in astronomy in Scotland's universities. His work looks at tests of cosmological models of dark matter agains modified Newtoninan Dynamics.
Chaos in reflections inside microstructured materials aids storage of light
Dr di Falco and Prof Krauss' research in the School shows that chaos can be a good thing for storing light in microcavities. The work may lead to cheaper and more efficient LEDs and solar cells.
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.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003