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Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

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

Students embark on research year overseas

03 August 2017
Students embark on a year abroad in a partner institution to undertake a research project.

Perchlorate enhancing the rate of bacterial death on Mars

02 August 2017
Scientists have discovered that UV light can ‘activate’ perchlorate under Martian environmental conditions, causing it to enhance the rate of bacterial death.

Bacteria never swim alone

01 August 2017
Experiments on suspensions of swimming bacteria have revealed that they exhibit chaotic collective motion reminiscent of the turbulence seen around an airplane wing or in a waterfall.

Astronomers release largest ever infrared sky survey

01 August 2017
Astronomers have released the largest ever map of the sky at infrared wavelengths, with over 1.5 million mega-pixels and containing nearly two billion stars and galaxies.

‘Physicist of the Year’ prizes awarded to local school pupils

31 July 2017
Rewarding pupils and giving them an insight into studying physics

Edinburgh student wins Institute of Physics prize for UK's best Computational Physics PhD.

11 July 2017
Edinburgh student wins Institute of Physics prize for UK's best Computational Physics PhD.

Piling on pressure solves mystery about metal

29 June 2017
Scientists have solved a decades-old puzzle about a widely used metal, thanks to extreme pressure experiments and powerful supercomputing.

National recognition of research in theoretical condensed matter physics

22 June 2017
Student Flaviu Cipcigan receives runner-up “Sam Edwards” PhD thesis prize for a leading contribution in advancing theoretical condensed matter physics.

Students' achievements recognised at Awards Ceremony

24 April 2017
Congratulations to our students who received Medals, Prizes and Scholarships at the School of Physics & Astronomy awards ceremony held on 3 April 2017.

The Problem with Infrared Crystallography

21 April 2017
The Problem with Infrared Crystallography

Showcasing Opportunities for Women in Physics

20 April 2017
Current student Grace Richards reflects on her attendance at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) UK in March 2017.

PhD student Maria Francesca Marzioni wins IOP Conference poster prize

12 April 2017
PhD student Maria Francesca Marzioni wins IOP Conference poster prize