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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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Removing aberrations caused by scattering media
Prof Dholakia's research team has developed a new imaging technique to cancel out aberrations caused by scattering or turbulent materials.
Prof Davis elected to National Academy of Sciences
Prof Davis is based primarily at Cornell University, but also holds a research professor position at St Andrews. He has recently been given the accolade of election to the National Academy of Sciences in the USA.
Exoplanet Research Team Wins Major Award
The SuperWASP planet hunting team is today being presented with the Royal Astronomical Society's Group Achievement Award
Extra-solar planets found going "the wrong way"
Andrew Cameron reports at the National Astronomy meeting the discovery of nine more extrasolar planets, and the unexpected observation of extrasolar planets rotating in a different direction to the star.
Ulf Leonhardt's Textbook Published
Prof Leonhardt's advanced text on Quantum Optics has recently been published by Cambridge University Press.
First imaging of an extra-solar eclipse
The first images of an eclipse outside our solar system have been taken by a team of scientists including St Andrews astronomers Ettore Pedretti and Nathalie Thureau.
Conference for Third Year Students
As part of PH3014 "Transferable Skills for Physicists" most of our level three physics/astrophysics students travelled to an Angus Glen for a weekend conference.
National Science & Engineering Week Public Event - Explore Science
Come along to explore a wide range of science at this free public event on Saturday 13 March. All welcome.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003