Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Elizabeth Gardner Fellowship

21 January 2022
New research opportunity seeks to encourage greater diversity within the School community.

Herschel Medal in Astronomy awarded to Professor Catherine Heymans

17 January 2022
Royal Astronomical Society’s medal was awarded for her ground-breaking analysis of the evolution of large-scale structures in the Universe using weak gravitational lensing.

Student award winners announced

12 January 2022
Congratulations to students who received medals, certificates, prizes and scholarships at the School’s Undergraduate and MSc Student Awards Ceremony.

The Milky Way’s feeding habits shine a light on dark matter

12 January 2022
Astronomers are closer to revealing the dark matter enveloping our Milky Way galaxy, thanks to a new map of twelve streams of stars orbiting within our Galactic halo.

Funding success supports research in nuclear physics and galaxy evolution

11 January 2022
Congratulations to Dr Carlo Bruno and Dr Fergus Cullen who have received European Research Council starting grants.

Industry partnership to improve understanding of automotive catalyst support and diesel particulate production

14 December 2021
Funding supports collaboration between Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership and Corning Incorporated.

Public engagement recognition for Dr XinRan Liu  

29 November 2021
Congratulations to Dr Liu who has been awarded the 2021 Institute of Physics Mary Somerville Medal and Prize.

Alex Murphy awarded RSE Senior Public Engagement Medal

17 November 2021
Award recognises contributions to communication, engagement and in advancing public discussion in science.

Life on Mars search could be misled by false fossils, study says

17 November 2021
Mars explorers searching for signs of ancient life could be fooled by fossil-like specimens created by chemical processes, research suggests.

Turning diamond into methane

16 November 2021
Experiments demonstrate a high reactivity between carbon and hydrogen at conditions comparable with those in the Earth’s upper mantle.

Stacking order in a 2D magnet produces Dirac magnons

11 November 2021
Topological feature could prove useful for dissipationless spintronics.

Testing technology to deflect asteroid impact with Earth

10 November 2021
Researchers will be involved in observing the collision in the first mission to demonstrate technology to deflect an asteroid.

Blavatnik Award ceremony and symposium

08 November 2021
2021 Blavatnik Award Laureate Professor Sinead Farrington honoured at UK ceremony.

Funding secured for biotech business

04 November 2021
Soft matter start-up, Dyneval Ltd, to establish a quality control standard that will benefit the livestock production chain.

MicroBooNE experiment’s first results show no hint of a sterile neutrino

28 October 2021
Data is consistent with what the Standard Model predicts: the presence of three kinds of neutrinos.