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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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.
Welcome to Dr Dave Rogers
Dr Dave Rogers has recently joined the School as a member of academic staff. His research area is in the science of ZnO and related materials, particularly in the form of thin films and nanostructures, and applications.
Andreas Rost PhD Thesis Prize
Dr Rost has won a Springer Outstanding Thesis Prize and had his PhD thesis published.
New planet discovered
St Andrews researchers have contributed to the discovery of another extra-solar planet.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003