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Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Team of physicists from School win third prize at IBM Universities Business challenge (UBC).

27 March 2017
Team of physicists from School win third prize at IBM Universities Business challenge (UBC).

EPSRC funding for electronic structure calculations.

17 March 2017
UKCP grant for electronic structure calculations

Astronauts touch down for science training

14 March 2017
Astronauts touch down for science training

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Award

10 March 2017
Friedrich Wilhelm Research Award

Gravitational Waves to Reveal Darkest Secret of our Universe.

01 February 2017
Gravitational Waves to Reveal Darkest Secret of our Universe.

Origin of meteoritic stardust unveiled by a revised proton-capture rate of oxygen-17

24 January 2017
Origin of meteoritic stardust unveiled by a revised proton-capture rate of oxygen-17

Royal Astronomical Society award

16 January 2017
The Institute for Astronomy's Prof. Catherine Heymans has been awarded the 2017 George Darwin Lectureship by the Royal Astronomical Society.

Results from a search for dark matter in the complete LUX exposure.

14 January 2017
Results from a search for dark matter in the complete LUX exposure.

Space images shed light on unknown Universe

19 December 2016
Space images shed light on unknown Universe.

How Do Cells Remember Who They Are? A "Recolourable" Polymer Model to Understand Epigenetic Memory.

13 December 2016
A new theoretical model of DNA as a "recolourable" polymer may explain why specific "epigenetic" patterns on the genome can survive from one cell generation to the next and allow cellular memory.

Images of faraway galaxies shed new light on dark matter.

06 December 2016
Images of faraway galaxies shed new light on dark matter.

New study predicts water deeper inside Earth than previously thought.

03 December 2016
New study predicts water deeper inside Earth than previously thought.

PhD student Flaviu Cipcigan wins presentation award at NPL Post Graduate Institute conference.

25 November 2016
PhD student Flaviu Cipcigan wins presentation award at NPL Post Graduate Institute conference.

Physics and Astronomy at the Postgraduate Open Day, 16 November 2016

12 October 2016
Discover if the School of Physics & Astronomy and the city of Edinburgh are right for you!

Alternative scenario of early Universe overcomes significant theoretical hurdle.

12 October 2016
Alternative scenario of early Universe overcomes significant theoretical hurdle.