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11 December 2012

University of Edinburgh astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to reveal a population of primitive galaxies that formed more than 13 billion years ago, when the Universe was less than 4% of its present age.

06 December 2012

Alex Murphy of the Edinburgh Nuclear Physics group is part of an experiment at CERN which could allow a new theory of scalar gravity to be tested.  

03 December 2012

School Researcher Dr James Drewitt is part of a team that has - for the first time - obtained a complete picture of the in situ structure of fragile glass-forming liquids at very high temperature. The results are published in Physical Review Letters.

21 November 2012

Congratulations to all our students who received medals and certificates in recognition of outstanding marks achieved during the 2011/12 academic year.

14 November 2012

Study published in Physical Review Letters puts firmer constraints on the amount of 18F that can be produced.

13 November 2012

The School of Physics & Astronomy offers up to two Master's scholarships in High Performance Computing (HPC) for the 2013-2014 academic session. 

The oldest documented example of a supernova. Image: NASA
07 November 2012

Study finds that star production in the Universe has been continuously declining over the last 11 billion years.

Dark Matter map created using Hubble Space Telescope.
01 November 2012

People around the world are invited to help solve one of the Universe's enduring mysteries.

25 October 2012

EPCC demonstrated the power and utility of supercomputers at the British Science Festival in Aberdeen and Bang Goes The Borders in Melrose.

24 October 2012

Prospective postgrad students are warmly invited to visit the School during the next Open Day.