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 our new graduates!
And also to newly inducted professors and to Roger Stapleton
Nanolasers for tracking cells
Tiny lasers could revolutionise our understanding and treatment of many diseases
EU Funding for Quantum Technologies
Dr Korolkova is leading an international collaboration to produce a compact deterministic source of quantum light
Three-photon imaging with shaped beams
The Dholakia research group has shown that three-photon imaging with shaped light beams can give high resolution imaging at lower light intensities
"Seeing" through body tissues
Prof Dholakia's team publish on new way of imaging through biological tissues
Academic Monitoring Visits
The School welcomes three sets of visitors this semester to provide feedback on our teaching programmes.
Recent Graduate Wins Global Prize
Alex Zagajewski wins the 2018 Global Undergraduate Award in Physics and Mathematics for his final year undergrad project.
Watery Earth mystery solved by dust
Drs P Woitke and C Helling and student interns may have helped solve the mystery of why there is so much water on planet Earth.
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Other sites of interest:

  The University's News Pages

  Physics News from Physics Today

09 July 2003