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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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Ronan Valentine wins prize at International Conference
Ronan Valentine has won the prize for the best student paper at the Laser Europe Conference 2010.
Janos Perczel wins University prize for best summer internship poster
Janos Perczel's summer research work with Prof Ulf Leonhardt has won the University prize for the best URIP and EPSRC funded summer internship poster
Sandy one of the UK's top three physics students
Sandy Rogers, a 2010 graduate, has been determined to be one of the top three physics students in the UK in the annual UK Science, Engineering, and Technology Awards.
Information for Students 2010-11
We look forward to welcoming new students and to welcoming back returning students, with Freshers' Week starting 18 September.
Major ERC Grant to study dusty Astrophysical plasmas
Dr Christiane Helling has been awarded a European Research Council independent researcher grant of 1.5 million Euros. This project will investigate the hypothesis that dust clouds are a major source of charge separation and discharge processes in very low mass, extrasolar objects such as M-dwarfs, Brown-Dwarfs, and planets.
EPSRC Fellowships for Drs Green and Di Falco
Dr Andrew Green has been awarded an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship and Dr Andrea Di Falco and EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship.
Plastic Laser Senses Explosives
Research by Ying Yang, Graham Turnbull, and Ifor Samuel has produced a "plastic" laser that can sense TNT-like molecules at a concentration as low as 10 parts per billion.
Astronomy PhD students win prizes at National Meeting
Lee Kelvin and Xufen Wu won prizes for posters describing their research work at the National Astronomy meeting in Glasgow.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003