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25 February 2013

Max Nolte, an MPhys Computational Physics student, is spending his Fourth Year of studies at the University of Washington.

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04 February 2013

New prize offers outstanding school physicists the chance to win a trip to CERN.

15 January 2013

The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics brought together over a hundred physicists to discuss fundamental questions in particle physics.

Peter Higgs at CERN
08 January 2013

Two members of the School of Physics & Astronomy have been recognised in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List. 

21 December 2012

Karoline Selbach, a PhD student in the School's Particle Physics Experiment group, talks about researching the Higgs boson at CERN and explaining the mystery of music.

14 December 2012

The University is hosting a particle physics symposium in New Delhi, India to discuss the recent developments at the LHC, in particular the recent detection of a Higgs Boson candidate. 

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.