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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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.
Science Discovery Day here for all the family
National Science Week is coming soon - the School is hosting the Saturday Science Discovery Day on March 16th and opening the observatory that evening.
Burns Supper and Ceilidh a Great Success
Students in the School organised a Burns Supper and Ceilidh for near the start of term, which was highly enjoyable.
Frozen flowers and flashing lights at Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire Council have featured the outreach work by Drs Tom Gallacher and Paul Cruickshank in schools in Kilmarnock.
Dr Dominik at meetings to celebrate success of younger scientists
Martin Dominik's research on extrasolar planets earns him a place at two gatherings for successful younger scientists, one in South Africa and one at St James' Palace.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003