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Astronomers explore golden age of galaxies

22 September 2016
An international team of astronomers, led by Edinburgh, has gained a new view of the evolution of distant galaxies. Their study focuses on a region of the Universe previously studied using the deepest observations of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Horizon Special "Inside Cern"

04 August 2016
BBC Horizon Special "Inside Cern"

Scientists close in on dark matter

28 July 2016
Scientists have refined their search for dark matter with the completion of a sophisticated experiment.

Deep-underground planetary sciences campaign finishes

27 July 2016
The UK Centre for Astrobiology has concluded its fourth MINAR campaign in the 1.1 km-deep Boulby Mine.

Astrobiology teacher training at Edinburgh

27 July 2016
Edinburgh has hosted the fourth year of the Astrobiology Academy. The continuing professional development event, set up by the UK Centre for Astrobiology, takes astrobiology into secondary schools and uses the subject to teach fundamental science.

Summer science outreach by the School

19 July 2016
School staff have taken part in several science outreach events this summer.

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