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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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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.
Kapil Depnath a finalist in ICT Awards
Kapil represented the School at the UK Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Pioneer Final event in London on 29 November. UK ICT Pioneer aims to recognise the most exceptional UK PhD students in ICT-related topics.
C Schuster wins research poster prize.
PhD student Christian Schuster has won the "best poster" prize at a recent research seminar on solar cells.
Dr Wild's work on Galaxies part of CALIFA survey publication
Dr Vivienne Wild is part of the international CALIFA team that is surveying the properties of nearby galaxies with the aim of better understanding the growth of our Milky Way.
Welcome to STFC Rutherford Fellow Dr Scott Gregory
Scott Gregory joins the astronomy group at St Andrews as an STFC Ernest Rutherford fellow. His research focuses on stellar magnetism and high-energy stellar activity, and he will contribute to the level 5 Contemporary Astrophysics module.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003