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Astronomers shed light on mysterious nature of dark matter

26 March 2015
Scientists have furthered their understanding of dark matter, the elusive material that accounts for much of the mass of the Universe.

European grants success for School researchers

17 March 2015
Two School researchers awarded European funding to enable them to consolidate their research teams and develop their most innovative ideas.

New Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

10 March 2015
Congratulations to professors Charles Cockell and Andrew Liddle.

Elusive hot hydrogen leads to more questions

09 March 2015
Experiments by researchers in the School's Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions have revealed anomalous behaviour in the melting temperatures of high-pressure dense hydrogen.

Peter Higgs unveils plaque tribute

04 March 2015
The installation marks the site where Nobel Laureate Professor Higgs first devised his seminal theory on the nature of mass more than 50 years ago.

Newton International Fellow joins Acoustics & Audio Group

27 January 2015
Newton International Fellow joins Edinburgh Acoustics & Audio Group to carry out physical modelling of the guitar

E-mentoring: supporting our current students

26 January 2015
All University alumni are invited to become e-mentors for our 3rd, 4th and 5th-year undergrads and all postgrad students.

School researcher wins Royal Astronomical Society award

19 January 2015
Congratulations to the Institute for Astronomy's Dr Michal Michalowski, who has been awarded The Royal Astronomical Society's Winton Capital Award in astronomy.

Paper on the nature of time wins new cosmology prize

06 January 2015
Marina Cortes of the School's Institute for Astronomy jointly awarded the 2014 Buchalter Cosmology Prize.

A major success for Physics & Astronomy in Scotland

18 December 2014
Edinburgh and St Andrews rated as one of the top UK centres for Physics & Astronomy research.

Industry Project Prize: winner announced

04 December 2014
Congratulations to Stanley Tsang.

Dr Fabiola Gianotti to be next Director General of CERN

05 November 2014
Dr Gianotti is an Honorary Professor, associated with the School's Experimental Physics Group.

Phonons get stuck in the hunt for metallic hydrogen

24 October 2014
A combination of theory and experiment by researchers in the School's Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions has revealed surprising behaviour in high-pressure dense hydrogen-deterium mixtures.

Tiffany Wood becomes a Royal Society Industry Fellow

20 October 2014
Dr Wood to take up a secondment with the makers of Deep Heat.

ENQUIRE: the new School Alumni magazine

01 October 2014
ENQUIRE is the new magazine for the alumni of the School of Physics & Astronomy.
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