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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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Recent graduate Gordon McFadzean in top three physics students of SET awards.
Gordon's theoretical physics project, which was supervised by Dr Jonathan Keeling, impressed the judges in the annual UK Science, Engineering, and Technology Awards, getting him in to the top three.
Graduating students win international prizes for project work
Recent graduate Tiffany Harte has won first prize in the "Undergraduate Award" Mathematics and Physical Science" international category. Lizzie Cooke was highly commended.
Undergrad Summer Research Internships Celebrated
The University today held a poster session and reception to celebrate the work of undergraduate student summer research internships. The joint second prizes for the poster competion were won by students from our School.
Fourth Year Student Patrick Olden Wins International Science Writing Prize
Congratulations to fourth year astrophysics student Patrick Olden, whose essay "How can we know the complex?" has won second prize in the New Cosmic Frontiers International Science Essay Competition on the Nature of our Universe and its Habitats.
Prof Dholakia an "Outstanding Reviewer"
The Optical Society of America has recognised Prof Dholakia as one of 20 outstanding referees for their journals for 2012.
Breakthrough in using an optical fibre to image inside a body
Scientists at the University of St Andrews have made a breakthrough in fibre optic research which could allow doctors to see inside some of the hardest to reach parts of the human body with imaging devices no thicker than a human hair.
Information for new and returning students
We provide information here that may be useful to students as they prepare for their studies here later in the year. First update now done.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003