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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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Praveen Ashok wins SPIE research prize
PhD student Praveen Ashok has won an SPIE research prize for his work with Kishan Dholakia on "lab on a chip" biophotonics.
New School Student President
Chris Carroll has been elected as the 2011-12 Student President, taking over from Claire Motion.
Physicists watch RNA changing shape
Dr. Penedo and team have deciphered the folding-pathway of a genetic control element essential to the functioning of bacterial cells, a riboswitch.
Graduating physicist wins Jones fellowship for Georgia Tech.
The Robert T Jones fellowship supports one graduate from here and one from Georgia Institute of Technology to study for an MSc at the other institution. Siobhan McKeown-Walker has recently been announced as the outgoing fellow. Kaley McCluskey is currently doing her MSc research project here.
Wilson Sibbett wins Townes Award
Prof Wilson Sibbett has been awarded the Townes Award by the Optical Society of America for his research work on ultrashort pulse lasers and applications.
Astronomers make headlines at the National Astronomy Meeting
Several astronomy research projects have been in the news recently following the presentation of results at the National Astronomy Meeting.
Drs Hadfield and Hooley win University Teaching Prizes
Drs Lucy Hadfield and Chris Hooley have won prizes in a competition run by the University's Students Association to highlight excellent teaching.
Prof Mackenzie gets Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
Prof Andy Mackenzie's research into interacting electrons in solids has won him a major merit award.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003