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Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Award recognition for Prof Marialuisa Aliotta

13 September 2021
Prof Aliotta receives the Giuseppe Occhialini Medal and Prize in recognition of her work in nuclear astrophysics.

UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship success

08 September 2021
Congratulations to Dr Dominique Laniel who has been awarded a Future Leaders Fellowship, and will be joining the School and University’s Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions.

Astronomy survey to revolutionise capability of understanding changing celestial phenomena

12 August 2021
UK project processing massive data stream from the Vera C. Rubin Observatory will take inventory of the Universe.

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.