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Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Edinburgh PhD student helps chart neutron star collision

16 October 2017
The first binary neutron star collision to be observed by LIGO and the first gravitational wave event to be observed by conventional telescopes

Spinning the threads of life

11 October 2017
New discovery relating to chromosome looping via molecular slip links

Microbes dictate regime shifts causing anoxia in lakes and seas

09 October 2017
Eutrophication and warming of lakes and seas may push ecosystems beyond a critical tipping point, causing rapid transitions from oxic to anoxic conditions that are not easily reversed.

Edinburgh students star in film about Charles Piazzi Smyth

02 October 2017
Film re-creating astronomy experiments screened at Edinburgh Filmhouse 7 October

Doors Open Day 2017

28 September 2017
The School of Physics and Astronomy opened its doors to visitors and showcased the research undertaken at the Institute for Condensed Matter and Complex Systems.

Inspirational activities at the Orkney International Science Festival

28 September 2017
Visitors learn about particles, music and art!

Edinburgh Physicists join DUNE experiment to study properties of elusive neutrinos

25 September 2017
Flagship international experiment to study the properties of fundamental sub-atomic particles

Mars isolation mission

19 September 2017
PhD student Samuel Payler completes Mars isolation mission

A topological twist in DNA melting

18 September 2017
Topology plays a key role in biophysics, from genome organisation to cellular motion. Our work suggests a new role in DNA melting.

Students build hyperloop prototype for engineering competition

04 September 2017
Congratulations to HypED for their work on the prototype for the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

Destination Orkney for physics events and talks

04 September 2017
Construct a cloud chamber and learn how sounds are formed in different wind instruments – some of the events you can take part in at the Orkney International Science Festival

Squeezing oil and water until they mix

24 August 2017
Mixing immiscible substances under pressure

Scientists help predict Neptune’s chemical make-up

14 August 2017
A new study sheds light on the chemical make-up of the planet

Galaxies study sheds light on dark matter

07 August 2017
A study of distant galaxies has enabled astronomers to make the most accurate measurement to date of the large-scale structure of the universe.

Academics take on the world of comedy and perform in the Fringe.

03 August 2017
Showcasing Research at comedy events