Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.
07 February 2020
The School welcomes applications from both external and internal scientists interested in applying for latest round of UKRI Future Leader Fellowships. CV and 2 page preliminary case for support to be submitted by 6th March 2020
Neil Turok, the Inaugural Higgs Chair of Theoretical Physics, brings in new focus on the quantum universe
23 January 2020
Professor Neil Turok, a world-leading researcher in theoretical physics and fundamental cosmology has been appointed as the Inaugural Higgs Chair by the University of Edinburgh.
Congratulations to Murray Campbell who has been awarded the Silver Medal in Musical Acoustics by the Acoustical Society of America
13 January 2020
Recognition for contributions to science through the application of musical acoustics, particularly to the study of brass wind instruments.
17 December 2019
The School of Physics and Astronomy was delighted to run microbe workshops and an escape room at the Midlothian Science Festival in October.
16 December 2019
Six Higgs Scholarships are available to MSc applicants studying in 2020/21.
10 December 2019
Congratulations to Castleview Primary School who win the Rolls-Royce Science Prize and Eden Award.
27 November 2019
The search for evidence of life on Mars could be helped by fresh insights into ancient rocks on Earth.
26 November 2019
Researchers study comet which has come from beyond our Solar System.
25 November 2019
Congratulations to students who received Medals, Certificates, Prizes and Scholarships at the School of Physics & Astronomy Undergraduate Student Awards Ceremony.
21 November 2019
The University of Edinburgh has received £650,000 to provide essential contributions to the DUNE experiment.
13 November 2019
Students, staff, industry and supporters gathered to learn about the career development projects students completed, and to announce the winner of the best project report and poster.
06 November 2019
Dr Xin Ran Liu joins scientists and an audience of 100,000 on ‘World Dark Matter Day’ to discuss the substance which makes up most of the universe.
04 November 2019
Edinburgh scientists are taking part in the most detailed survey of the Universe ever undertaken.
10 October 2019
Interdisciplinary work between colleagues in physics and biology propose a new mechanism for controlling gene expression via ‘traffic jams’ of biomolecules.
03 October 2019
Astronomers have pieced together the cannibalistic past of the neighbouring large galaxy Andromeda, which has set its sights on our Milky Way as the main course.