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Prof. Richard Kenway elected to the STFC council

19 July 2016
Prof. Richard Kenway elected to the STFC council

Alan Walker receives Honorary Degree

07 July 2016
Mr Alan Walker, a former lecturer in the School, has been awarded an Honorary Degree for his services to science education

In the blink of a cosmic eye: chance microlensing events probe galactic cores

29 June 2016
An alignment of objects billions of light years away could help us probe the surroundings of black holes

Probing the dark hydrogen of giant planets

23 June 2016
Researchers at the School of Physics & Astronomy have observed an intermediate stage of hydrogen.

New Chair of Natural Philosophy appointed

23 June 2016
Wilson Poon appointed to the Chair of Natural Philosophy.

Virtual journey to centre of the Earth hints at planet’s history

01 June 2016
Experiments that seek to recreate conditions found deep inside the Earth are enabling new insights into the evolution of the planet.

Post-docs sought for Biological Physics research

31 May 2016
The Edinburgh Soft Matter, Biological and Statistical Physics Group seeks to recruit four postdoctoral research associates.

UK astronomers join the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

16 May 2016
UK astronomers are celebrating funding to participate in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will create what is being dubbed “the greatest movie ever made”.

The 2016 physics season starts at the LHC

10 May 2016
CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and its experiments are back in action

James Dunlop becomes a Fellow of the Royal Society

29 April 2016
Prof James Dunlop elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Society

Applications invited for Chancellor's Fellows

28 April 2016
Applications invited for Chancellor's Fellows

Success for School staff in the EUSA Teaching Awards

25 April 2016
Congratulations to Dr Jamie Cole and Professor Alex Murphy for their success in the 2016 Teaching Awards.

3 Minute Thesis competition

25 April 2016
Congratulations to School PhD student Mary-Ellen Donnelly

Showcasing opportunities for Women in Physics

20 April 2016
In March 2016, six undergraduate students from the College of Science & Engineering attended the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics held at the University of Oxford. Now in its second year, the Conference aims to help undergraduate women continue in physics by showcasing options for their educational and professional futures.

£2m awarded for study of high pressure solid hydrogen

20 April 2016
Prof Graeme Ackland awarded a 2.5Meu  (£2M) ERC Advanced Fellowship