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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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.
Particle Physics Public Event
The research Summer School being held in our building, organised from the University of Edinburgh, is running a public lecture and set of displays on the evening of 29 August.
Physics and Philosophy Meeting on 11 September
PhysPhil is running a meeting with speakers from the UK and overseas, aiming to discuss space and time, quantum mechanics, and metaphysics.
Prof Wilson Sibbett Doubly Honoured
This summer Wilson Sibbett has been awarded honorary degrees from both Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities in recognition of his major achievements in physics.
Recruiting Six New Academic Staff Members
As part of the second phase of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, we are seeking to expand our activities by appointing outstanding researchers to three positions at Professor/Reader level and three at Lecturer level.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003