Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Royal Society Fellowship success

04 August 2021
Congratulations to astronomer Dr Cyrielle Opitom who has been awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship.

Xenon Researchers build next-generation Dark Matter Detector

22 July 2021
Xenon Researchers build next-generation Dark Matter Detector.

Higgs Centre grows in strength following recent appointments

14 July 2021
Research and teaching in theoretical physics to be enhanced as centre expands.

Developing a model to test hand hygiene ingredients

07 July 2021
Funding was successfully secured for collaboration with external partners to develop a biofilm model for testing active ingredients for hand hygiene.

Resolving the mystery of galaxy's colours

06 July 2021
Astronomers have shed light on the mystery of why some galaxies look blue while others appear red.

Studies into the composition of first interstellar comet shed light on its formation

29 June 2021
The first interstellar comet looks very much like Solar System comets.

Explore the Edinburgh Science Festival activities

28 June 2021
Puzzles, tours and a play about psychology and quantum physics: some of the School’s events this year.

Ernest Rutherford Fellowship success for Dr Cheryl Patrick

28 June 2021
Research boost for the School’s Institute for Particle & Nuclear Physics.

British Science Association Award Lecture win for Dr XinRan Liu

23 June 2021
Congratulations to Dr XinRan Liu who has received this award for his outstanding research and public engagement efforts to promote Dark Matter and astroparticle physics.

Leverhulme Trust Fellowship success

23 June 2021
Congratulations to Dr Rosa Santomartino who has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship.

Applications invited for Postdoctoral Fellowships

21 June 2021
The School welcomes applications from both external and internal scientists interested in applying for personal fellowships.

Astronomers spot giant ‘blinking’ star

14 June 2021
Astronomers have spotted a giant ‘blinking’ star, 100 times the size of the sun.

Subatomic particle seen changing to antiparticle and back for the first time

08 June 2021
Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment makes first observation of charm meson oscillation.

Dark matter expert named first female Astronomer Royal for Scotland

27 May 2021
Professor Catherine Heymans, a world-leading expert on the physics of the so-called dark universe, has been awarded the prestigious title, which dates back almost 200 years.

Entrepreneurial talent recognised via Scottish Edge award

26 May 2021
Congratulations to Dr Tiffany Wood and Dr Vincent Martinez who received an award from Scottish EDGE as part of School start-up Dyneval Ltd.