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Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Award recognition for research on energy materials

25 November 2020
Congratulations to Dr Elton Santos who has been awarded the Charles Hatchett Award from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

Milky Way disturbed by violent galaxy encounter

24 November 2020
The long-held belief that the Milky Way is relatively static has been ruptured by fresh cosmic insight.

Chancellor’s Rising Star Award

18 November 2020
Congratulations to Davide Michieletto who has been awarded a 2020 Chancellor’s Rising Star Award from the University.

Testing the early universe from deep underground

12 November 2020
The LUNA experiment sheds light on the density of matter that makes up everything we know of in the universe.

Mining rocks in orbit could aid deep space exploration

11 November 2020
The first mining experiments conducted in space could pave the way for new technologies to help humans explore and establish settlements on distant worlds.

Next-gen astronomical survey makes its first observations

03 November 2020
A new understanding of the cosmos, as the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s fifth generation collects its first observations.

Dr Miriam Peña-Alvarez awarded Future Leaders Fellowship

02 November 2020
Congratulations to Dr Peña-Alvarez who has been awarded a Future Leaders Fellowship in round 4 of the award.

Mass screening method cuts Covid testing costs

27 October 2020
Using a new mathematical approach to screen large groups for Covid-19 could be around 20 times cheaper than individual testing.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Days, 9-13 November 2020

14 October 2020
Attend the Postgraduate Virtual Open Days and find out about studying in the School of Physics & Astronomy

Delving into dark matter detection

14 October 2020
Join an international team of scientists as they unpack the mysteries of dark matter.

Physics and astronomy ranking results

12 October 2020
The latest university rankings have confirmed The University of Edinburgh as a leading institute for studying Physics and Astronomy.

Simulation model reveals new information on the spread of Covid-19

08 October 2020
Fresh analysis of data that informed the government’s decision on lockdown reveals new information on school closures and social distancing.

Award recognition for PhD students

07 October 2020
Congratulations to the PhD students who have received a Winton Award in recognition for their research theses.

Scientists awarded European Research Council starting grants

06 October 2020
Grants awarded to Dr Ross Howie and Dr Davide Michieletto to help build their teams and conduct pioneering research.

Soft matter science and the Covid-19 pandemic

29 September 2020
Identifying and tackling gaps in soft matter knowledge base to better prepare for viral pandemics.