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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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Dr Dominik features in Royal Society's "Science Sees Further" publication.
The Royal Society has published a set of articles on exciting areas of science today. One of these features St Andrews astronomer Dr Martin Dominik on astrobiology.
Noé Awarded Principal's Medal
Recent PhD graduate from this School, Noé Kairns has recently been awarded the Principal's medal for "displaying exceptional endeavour and achievement during his time at St Andrews".
"Excellence Ranking" for our postgraduate programmes
The CHE says "CHE ExcellenceRanking 2010: The Physics Department at the University of St Andrews especially strong in research and internationally oriented in comparison to the rest of Europe"
Flexible Invisibility Cloak Practical Developments
Dr Andrea DiFalco has created a new "metamaterial" that may be able to be developed into an invisibility cloak.
Extraterrestrial life consequences conference
Dr Martin Dominik organised a recent Royal Society meeting on "Towards a scientific and societal agenda on extra-terrestrial life", which attracted significant media attention.
Janos Wins Research Internship Prize
Undergraduate student Janos Perczel has won the 2010 prize for the best poster produced by a summer research internship student. He did his work under the supervision of Prof Ulf Leonhardt.
New Invisibility textbook written by Leonhardt and Philbin
Prof Ulf Leonhardt and Dr Thomas Philbin have recently had published their book on the science of invisibility.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003