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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Congratulations to all our new graduates
We celebrate the successes of our new graduates.
Recruiting for Two Academic Staff Positions
We are seeking to appoint to two faculty positions in experimental physics
New class of wave-meter invented by Dholakia Group
Random scattering of light by rough surfaces can measure wavelengths to 1 part in 10 to the 10.
D Starkey wins Cormack Postgraduate Prize
David Starkey wins this RSE prize for his research paper studying accretion discs around black holes
The School is granted Athena SWAN Silver Award
Work towards gender equality recognised.
Dr Hicks wins IUPAP LT Prize
Former School Researcher Clifford Hicks wins the Young Scientist Prize in Low Temperature Physics
Dr Kohnle wins Teaching Excellence Award
Three members of the School have their inputs recognised at award ceremony
Helen Cammack wins BBC Focus Prize
PhD student Helen Cammack has won the BBC Focus Prize for her short video on the way science is done
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003