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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.

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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.
Invisibility Science Advanced by Undergraduate Student
In the final year of his degree programme here Janos Perczel worked with Profs Ulf Leonhardt and Thomas Tyk on a new form of invisibility device. The results are published today.
Undergrad Student Internships
A number of our undergraduate students are working in the School's research groups for part of the summer.
Invisibility Science at Royal Society Exhibition
Prof Ulf Leonhardt and his team provided and hosted a display at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition on their work on invisibility cloaks. Visitors were able to explore the exhbiits and talk with a number of the scientists involved with this work.
IOP Mott Medal and Prize for Prof Mackenzie's distinguished research
The UK Institute of Physics has awarded the Mott Medal and Prize for 2011 to Prof Andy Mackenzie of this School. The citation states that the award is "for his major and original contributions to the physics of strongly correlated electrons in oxides, in particular, their superconductivity and quantum criticality".
Major research grant for solid-state physics
A group of solid-state physics researchers led from the University of St Andrews has been awarded a major Programme Grant by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The 6.8 million pound grant will allow the team to explore the way in which electrons interact in novel materials, and could underpin new classes of electronic and computer technology.
Sebastian Shulz wins "Best Student Paper" Award
PhD research student Sebastian Schulz has won the "Best Student Paper" award at the Advanced Photonics Congress being held in Toronto this week
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003