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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

Two New Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

07 March 2016
Congratulations to Professors Annette Ferguson and Cait MacPhee, who have been elected to the RSE.

PhD student reaches final of SET for BRITAIN 2016

04 March 2016
PhD student Flaviu Cipcigan has reached the final of a national competition

Higgs Centre for Innovation: construction begins

27 January 2016
Work has begun on constructing the Higgs Centre for Innovation at the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh.

€1.8m grant awarded for research into bacterial resistance

12 January 2016
Dr Rosalind Allen of Institute of Condensed Matter & Complex Systems awarded 1.8m euro Grant

Herschel Medal in Astronomy awarded to School's James Dunlop.

08 January 2016
Prof Jim Dunlop of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Physics and Astronomy has been awarded the Royal Astronomical Society’s (RAS) Herschel Medal,  for his pioneering research into galaxy formation.

School researchers find evidence for a new phase of dense hydrogen

07 January 2016
School researchers have reached the highest ever recorded pressures on dense hydrogen, in excess of the pressures found at the centre of the Earth.

New Year Honour for the School's Cait MacPhee

05 January 2016
Cait MacPhee, Professor of Biological Physics, has been made a CBE.

Dark matter detector upgraded

15 December 2015
One of the world’s most sensitive scientific instruments has been upgraded to aid in the search for dark matter.

£3m awarded to University Particle Physics Experiment group

10 December 2015
Edinburgh Particle Physics Experiment group obtains increased STFC consolidated grant.