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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New Millimetre-Wave Camera installed on JCM Telescope in Hawaii
The Scotsman newspaper has carried an article about the new "SCUBA-2" camera that has recently been installed on the James Clerk Maxwell millimetre-wave telescope in Hawaii.
Observatory Open Evening
The University's Astronomical Observatory was open to all on the evening of Saturday 3 December 2011. Some 150 visitors attended.
Undergrad Student Wins Business Award
A collaboration between undergraduate students of astrophysics and biology has led to an innovative business idea which aims to encourage collaboration between scientific researchers and the general public. Alex Gibberd of our School and Tim Oliver developed their concept, ShareSci, into a comprehensive business plan for entry into the 2011 Converge Challenge. ShareSci was awarded a Principal’s Enterprise Award.
Prof Mackenzie Elected Fellow of American Physical Society
Prof Andy Mackenzie has been elected as a member of the American Physical Society due to his "outstanding contributions to physics".
How lasers can detect counterfeit drams
Members of the School’s biophotonics research team have shed new light on counterfeit whisky thanks to the power of lasers.
Physics and Astronomy Careers Fair
On Wednesday 2 November we are holding a physics and astronomy careers fair for all students in the School.
Information for new and returning students
Welcome back to returning students, welcome to new students.
Student Gains from Fulbright Award
First year student Alex Hygate has enjoyed a five week programme at Georgetown University through a Fulbright UK-USA award.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003