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Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Royal Astronomical Society award

16 January 2017
The Institute for Astronomy's Prof. Catherine Heymans has been awarded the 2017 George Darwin Lectureship by the Royal Astronomical Society.

Results from a search for dark matter in the complete LUX exposure.

14 January 2017
Results from a search for dark matter in the complete LUX exposure.

Space images shed light on unknown Universe

19 December 2016
Space images shed light on unknown Universe.

How Do Cells Remember Who They Are? A "Recolourable" Polymer Model to Understand Epigenetic Memory.

13 December 2016
A new theoretical model of DNA as a "recolourable" polymer may explain why specific "epigenetic" patterns on the genome can survive from one cell generation to the next and allow cellular memory.

Images of faraway galaxies shed new light on dark matter.

06 December 2016
Images of faraway galaxies shed new light on dark matter.

New study predicts water deeper inside Earth than previously thought.

03 December 2016
New study predicts water deeper inside Earth than previously thought.

PhD student Flaviu Cipcigan wins presentation award at NPL Post Graduate Institute conference.

25 November 2016
PhD student Flaviu Cipcigan wins presentation award at NPL Post Graduate Institute conference.

Physics and Astronomy at the Postgraduate Open Day, 16 November 2016

12 October 2016
Discover if the School of Physics & Astronomy and the city of Edinburgh are right for you!

Alternative scenario of early Universe overcomes significant theoretical hurdle.

12 October 2016
Alternative scenario of early Universe overcomes significant theoretical hurdle.

Door Open day at JCMB

07 October 2016
Doors-Open day at JCMB.

Lab below ground unearths vital clues about make-up of stars

26 September 2016
A new experiment carried out in the underground Gran Sasso Laboratory of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) could help scientists uncover the origin of some rare elements in the universe.

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.