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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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Congratulations to 2012 Graduates
BSc, MPhys, MPhil, and PhD students from the School graduated this afternoon. We send congratulations to all on their achievements.
Santiago Grigera wins Europhysics Condensed Matter Prize
Dr Grigera is one of a group of six theoretical and experimental physicists to be awarded the 2012 Europhysics Condensed Matter Prize for their work showing that analogues of the magnetic monopole exist in certain magnetic materials.
Research Student Wins SPIE Prize
Bavishna Balagopal has won an SPIE Scholarship for her "merit" and "potential to contribute towards the field of optics and photonics".
Final-year Project Prize Winners Announced
SELEX Galileo has sponsored prizes for final year projects in astrophysics, physics, and theoretical physics.
Polymer Lasers Developed for Land-Mine Detection
The Royal Society of Chemistry magazine has featured research in the School on developing polymer lasers to be used in land mine detection.
Danielle Harper is new School President
Students in the School have elected Danielle Harper as the School Student President 2012-13.
Welcome to new academic staff member Dr Peter Wahl
We welcome Peter Wahl to the academic staff. Dr Wahl's research concentrates on characterizing correlated electron systems at the atomic scale through the use of low temperature scanning tunneling spectroscopy.
Exoplanet Research in Popular Film
A project involving St Andrews and Edinburgh University astronomers, the Edinburgh College of Art, and the Royal Observatory Edinburgh has produced two short films on exoplanets and life.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003