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Artist's impression of an X-ray burst
13 June 2012

In the latest issue of the prestigious Physical Review Letters journal, School nuclear physicists report on the measurement of a nuclear reaction that is key to the understanding of type I X-ray bursts.

A still from one of the exoplanet films.
31 May 2012

Two documentaries that tell the stories of planet hunters are touring Scotland.

Dr Judy Hardy
24 May 2012

The School's Dr Judy Hardy has won a Higher Education Academy Doctoral Programme award. 

The Homestake mineral vein on Mars.
07 May 2012

Recently-appointed Research Fellow Derek Martin will be investigating the potential for microbial life on Mars.

An impression of a star being shredded by a supermassive black hole.
02 May 2012

British Astronomers have helped to gather the most direct evidence yet of a supermassive black hole shredding a star that wandered too close.

17 April 2012

International team will investigate self assembly of bacterial cells.

17 April 2012

Craters made by asteroid impacts may be the best place to look for signs of life on other planets, a study suggests.

11 April 2012

LHC physics data-taking gets underway with new record collision energy of 8 TeV

10 April 2012

'Reliable and dedicated teacher' receives EUSA's Simon Van Heyningen Award for Teaching in Science and Engineering.

03 April 2012

Graphene-like mixed atomic-molecular state points towards the metallization of hydrogen