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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New-born giant extra-solar planet discovered
Prof Cameron and research team members have found a relatively young but massive planet close to its host star.
Light sheet imaging featured in Photonics Spectra
Kishan Dholakia and Jonny Nylk co-author an article in the trade magazine Photonics Spectra with collaborators in M-squared lasers
UG students present project work at conference
Two UG students presented their final year project research work in photobiology at the recent BMLA annual conference
Graduation 2016
Congratulations to all the new graduates
PhD student prize winners
P&A PhD students are assessed on presentations and posters about their research work here. The 2016 prizes have recently been announced.
Project Poster Prize Winners
Celebrating the winners of the poster prizes from our final year project students
Prof Samuel wins Chemical Dynamics Award
Prof Samuel has won this RSC award for his innovative research on light emitting polymers.
Dr Weijmans and team publish on "Red Geyser" galaxies
An international team of astrophysicists has discovered a new class of galaxies that could explain “galactic warming”.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003