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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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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.
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.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003