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Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

A diffusing barrier creates a new universality class for interfacial growth

13 August 2018
Investigating the shape of protein and bacterial interfaces in the presence of an impenetrable moving membrane

Award in recognition of excellence in nuclear physics for Carlo Bruno

30 July 2018
The European Physical Society announces prize winners of PhD theses in experimental, theoretical or applied nuclear physics

Prof Cait MacPhee is Royal Society’s Gabor Medal winner 2018

20 July 2018
The Gabor Medal is awarded annually for acknowledged distinction of interdisciplinary work between the life sciences with other disciplines

Life on Earth kept to darkness for much of history

20 July 2018
Tiny creatures that lived in the dark – either underground or below the sea floor – were the dominant life forms on Earth for much of the planet’s history, a study suggests

Laser experiments shed light on Earth’s core

16 July 2018
Scientists have discovered fresh insights into the metallic core at the centre of our planet

‘Physicist of the Year’ prizes awarded to local school pupils

02 July 2018
Local secondary school pupils receive award and gain an insight into studying physics

Proteins make waves and surf them in the cell membrane

25 June 2018
A new stochastic equation for active, growing interfaces predicts the evolving shape of a cellular membrane

CERN upgrade to enable increased understanding of the physical universe

18 June 2018
Edinburgh researchers will help further the understanding of the physical universe following a major upgrade to create the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC)

Charles Glover Barkla plaque commemoration

14 June 2018
Nobel Laureate is commemorated at former residence Hermitage House

Chemical traces from star formation cast light on cosmic history

04 June 2018
Chemical traces from star formation cast light on cosmic history.

Higgs Centre for Innovation – newly opened centre supporting entrepreneurs

28 May 2018
Opening of centre which supports space and data-intensive sector start-ups and SMEs

Success for School staff in the EUSA Teaching Awards

01 May 2018
Congratulations to Dr Jamie Cole and Prof Philip Clark for their success in the 2018 Teaching Awards

How bacteria use sticky patches to adhere to surfaces

30 April 2018
Understanding how bacteria stick, the differences of adhesion within a population of bacteria, and its influence in biomedical applications

Mission to chart a 3D map of the Milky Way

25 April 2018
Second release of results from the European Space Agency's Gaia mission takes place to the world scientific community

Physics magic at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

18 April 2018
Apprentice witches and wizards create potions and conduct spells at the ‘Physics Wizardry: Potion and Alchemy’ class