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Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Physics plays part in predicting cancer

09 August 2022
Polymer physics modelling predicts interactions in cancer genomes.

The most distant galaxy discovered by Edinburgh astronomers

29 July 2022
Observations from the James Webb Space Telescope have revealed the most distant galaxy so far.

Sensitive dark matter detector comes to life

08 July 2022
Sensitive dark matter detector comes to life

Children of the cosmic web: The seeds of super-massive black holes

06 July 2022
Computer simulation shows the seeding of super-massive black holes as a natural by-product of structure formation via the cosmic web.

Applications invited for Postdoctoral Fellowships

05 July 2022
The School welcomes applications from both external and internal scientists interested in applying for personal fellowships.

UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship success

16 June 2022
Congratulations to Dr William Barter who has been awarded a UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship, and will be joining the School’s Particle Physics Experiment Group.

Award recognition for Professor Wilson Poon

15 June 2022
Eugene C. Bingham Medal awarded for contributions to the field of rheology.

Comet chaser mission moves from blueprint to reality

13 June 2022
Mission will further our understanding of the evolution of comets and will help solve some of the mysteries of the Universe.

A massive new harvest of astronomical data

13 June 2022
The European Space Agency has released a new tranche of processed data from the Gaia space observatory – the result of several years’ work by hundreds of scientists, including a team at the Institute for Astronomy.

Overcoming the ‘coffee ring effect’

27 May 2022
Polymeric additives enable homogeneous drying of dispersed particles.

Recognition for Professor Jorge Peñarrubia

16 May 2022
‘Felicidades’ to Professor Jorge Peñarrubia who has become a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences.

A major success for Physics & Astronomy in Edinburgh

12 May 2022
We are delighted to announce that the University of Edinburgh has been rated as one of the top centres for Physics & Astronomy research in the UK.

Heavens need environmental protection like the Earth

25 April 2022
Space urgently needs special legal protection similar to that given to land, sea and atmosphere to protect its fragile environment.

Congratulations to the new Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellows

22 March 2022
Professors Marialuisa Aliotta and Sinead Farrington join the 80 names recognised as being some of the greatest thinkers, researchers and practitioners working in or with Scotland today.

£3.5 million for particle physics research

09 March 2022
Edinburgh group awarded £3.5M to carry out cutting edge physics research.