Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Research award success for Jim Dunlop

01 February 2023
Congratulations to Jim Dunlop, Head of School and Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy, who has been awarded a Royal Society Research Professorship.

Chancellor’s Award for Teaching

31 January 2023
Dr Ross Galloway has been awarded the 2022 Chancellor’s Teaching Award from the University.

Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence

23 January 2023
The School of Physics and Astronomy is delighted to welcome Stephen Roe as our Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence.

Astronomy award recognition for John Peacock

13 January 2023
Congratulations to Professor Peacock who has received the Royal Astronomical Society’s highest honour for his contributions to cosmology.

New MSc in Astrobiology and Planetary Sciences at the University of Edinburgh

21 December 2022
As the UK’s first Masters in astrobiology, this programme builds on Edinburgh’s substantial and leading role in astrobiology, geobiology and planetary sciences.

Super spokesperson for SuperNEMO

16 December 2022
Dr Cheryl Patrick has been elected as co-spokesperson for an international collaboration working to uncover the mysteries of neutrinos.

UK-led robotic sky scanner reveals its first galactic fingerprint

12 December 2022
Major telescope upgrade maps out the spectra of galaxies 280 million light years away.

Research fellowship success for Alex Hall

09 December 2022
Congratulations to astrophysicist Dr Alex Hall who has been awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship.

Interfacial rheology goes contactless

05 December 2022
Fluorescence microscopy enables measuring the mechanical properties of liquid interfaces without disturbing them.

Progress towards hydrogen-based solid superconductivity

01 December 2022
Scientists uncover the surprising hydrogen content variability in novel lanthanum hydrides.

Biofilm capability boosted by new funding

22 November 2022
Expansion of world-class research and innovation through national biofilms centre.

Investigating dark energy and dark matter

21 November 2022
Edinburgh astronomers awarded UK Space Agency funding for international mission.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Days, 15-17 November

28 October 2022
The School of Physics & Astronomy will take part in the University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Virtual Open Days.

Nuclear physics research recognition for Carlo Bruno

25 October 2022
Congratulations to Dr Carlo Bruno who has been awarded the Young Investigator prize in Nuclear Physics.

Dr Ross Galloway’s award recognition for contributions to physics education

24 October 2022
Congratulations to Dr Ross Galloway on who has been awarded the 2022 Institute of Physics Marie Curie-Sklodowska Medal and Prize.