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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

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.