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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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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
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.
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  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003