School of Physics & Astronomy

Congratulations to our new graduates!

Congratulations to our new graduates!

This afternoon's graduation ceremony saw the graduation of the 2017-18 MSc students in Astrophysics and in Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices. It also saw the graduation of a good number of our PhD students, the induction of the three new professors in the School, and the award of the University medal to Roger Stapleton.

Some of today's physics and astrophysics graduates,
plus some School staff and the University mace bearers.

Profs Graham Smith, Phil King, and Peter Wahl were amongst the professors to be inducted. They are pictured on the left of this photograph with the Principal and the two other newly inducted professors.

Retired staff member Roger Stapleton was awarded the University Medal in recognition of his outstanding service to the University Observatory. Our Head of School, Prof Graham Turnbull, gave the laureation address which highlighted Roger’s many contributions to the School through his career, and his continuing input to the development of the University's telescopes.

The weather was kind to us, with light winds and no rain as we processed
along North Street and in to St Salvator's quadrangle.
The two pictures immediately above are from the University's Facebook page.

Some of the new MSc Astrophysics graduates,
with some of the astrophysics staff members.

Two new graduates in Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices, with the Dean of Science, who is himself a photonics expert.

The University flag flies at the top of St Salvator's tower as the daylight fades during this day of celebrations.

First posted BDS 6.12.18