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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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Dr Dominik elected to Global Young Academy
Dr Martin Dominik has been elected to the Global Young Academy, the first academic researcher in Scotland to be so. This recognises his research work on the detection of extrasolar planets.
Aurora photographed in St Andrews
Research student Joe Llama took these photos of the Aurora on Sunday 22 January from outside the University Observatory.
Exoplanet Survey Suggests Distribution
The School's Dr Dominik co-led a collaboration looking at the properties of exoplanets discovered from microlensing. This has been published in Nature and reported on BBC News online.
Transiting Santa Modelled
Our astrophysics research team has developed computer models to see how a star would dim if one of its planets passed between us and it. With compliments of the season, here is the result of what might happen if Santa and his sleigh went between instead ...
Seasonal Ceilidh was a Success
The School's Student Staff Council organised a seasonal ceilidh and disco for members of the School and their guests.
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.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003