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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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Photonic Crystal Research Featured in IoP/EPRSC Visions Brochure
Prof Thomas Krauss' work on slow light in microstructured materials has been featured in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council "Visions" brochure highlighting the importance of photonics and some of the excellent research being done in the UK.
Experiment yields evidence of Dirac Strings and monopolar magnetic excitations
A team of Scientists form Berlin and St Andrews has experimentally confirmed for the first time the existence of Dirac Strings and monopolar magnetic excitations in a material.
Planet found near end of its life
The 'most unlikely' discovery of a new planet which could spiral into its star within the next 500,000 years, has been made by a team of astronomers including members of the School.
Major Renovations to Teaching Spaces Making Good Progress
The major building programme to renovate some of our teaching spaces is making good progress. The School is delighted at the upgrade and modernisation of these teaching facilities, which follow on from a number of previous years of modernisation of both research and teaching spaces in our building.
Prof Leonhardt Wins "Blue Skies" Research Fellowship
Prof Leonhardt has been given funding from the Royal Society's Theo Murphy Blue Skies Award to allow him to devote himself full time for two years to his research work in the "tantalising" field of invisibility cloaks.
Prof Sibbett Awarded Royal Medal
We are delighted to report that Professor Wilson Sibbett of this School has been awarded the Royal Medal of the Royal Society of Edinburgh for his research work in photonics here and for what he achieved in his recent part-time secondment to be the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Scottish Government.
MSc Student Wins Project Prize
We are delighted to announce that Perumal Dharanipathy won the award for the best project presented at The European Masters Mundus MSc in Photonics Programme annual Summer School.
Kamerlingh Onnes Prize for Prof Davis
Professor JC Seamus Davis of Cornell University, a part-time Distinguished Research Professor at St Andrews, has shared the 2009 Kamerlingh Onnes Prize for Superconductivity.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003