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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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 SchoolÂ’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.
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.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003