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Prize PhD Studentships plus over 100 other funded PhD places in physics in Scotland

07 October 2015
The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) is offering PhD studentships for outstanding students from anywhere in the world.

Physics and Astronomy at the Postgraduate Open Day, 18 November 2015

05 October 2015
Discover if the School of Physics & Astronomy and the city of Edinburgh are right for you.

Soft Matter at Doors Open Day

02 October 2015
The soft matter physics group part of the Institute for Condensed Matter and Complex Systems took part in Doors Open Day, Edinburgh on 26th of September in the James Clerk Maxwell Building.

Computational study sheds light on how early metabolism might have evolved

29 September 2015
The way in which biological cells convert food into energy stored in molecules such as ATP is shared by almost all living things - now scientists have discovered a likely reason why this is so widespread.

The School visits the 2015 Orkney International Science Festival

18 September 2015
Physics and Astronomy make major contribution to the 2015 Orkney International Science Festival

Forced isotropic turbulence: not so random after all?

17 September 2015
Physical Review Letters has published a paper on turbulence by PhD student Moritz Linkmann and Alexander Morozov, both of the School of Physics & Astronomy.

Physics and Astronomy at the 2015 Doors Open Day

17 September 2015
The School of Physics & Astronomy is opening its doors at the end of September.

Slower melting ice cream in pipeline, thanks to new ingredient

31 August 2015
Childhood memories of sticky hands from melting ice cream cones could soon become obsolete, thanks to a new food ingredient.

3D models give new perspective on cancer

31 August 2015
Computer models of developing cancers reveal how tiny movements of cells can quickly transform the makeup of a tumour.

Instant astrobiology courses now possible

18 August 2015
Textbook and complementary lectures remove barriers to teaching this complex subject

Video: Reflections on the School of Physics & Astronomy

07 August 2015
A new video traces the development of the School of Physics & Astronomy and reflects on the achievements of some of its students and staff.

Galaxies show appetite for growth

05 August 2015
The extent to which galaxies consume one another has been revealed in research.

Nearby rocky planet revealed close to Cassiopeia

30 July 2015
The Closest Rocky, Transiting Planet

Peter Higgs wins eminent award

21 July 2015
Professor Peter Higgs has been awarded the world’s oldest scientific prize, the Royal Society’s Copley Medal.

New class of particle discovered at CERN

15 July 2015
The LHCb experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider has today reported the discovery of resonances in a B-hadron decay that are consistent with particles known as pentaquarks.