Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Distant planet’s features revealed by Webb Telescope

22 March 2023
Researchers observing with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have identified features in the atmosphere of planet VHS 1256 b.

Spacecraft collision with asteroid impact analysed

22 March 2023
The aftermath of a deliberate collision between a spacecraft and an asteroid has been studied by a team that includes Edinburgh scientists.

Royal Society of Edinburgh announces new Fellows

21 March 2023
Congratulation to Professor Martin Evans who will join those recognised as being some of the greatest thinkers, researchers and practitioners working in or with Scotland today.

Fossil site is ‘Rosetta Stone’ for understanding early life

17 March 2023
Leading edge technology has uncovered secrets about a world-renowned fossil hoard that could offer vital clues about early life on earth.

Synthesis and characterization of a new nitrogen aromatic species

07 March 2023
Extreme pressure and temperature conditions are used to synthesize K9N56 which is comprised of the aromatic hexazine unit.

Student award winners announced

02 March 2023
Congratulations to students who received medals, certificates, prizes and scholarships at the School’s Undergraduate and MSc Student Awards Ceremony.

Asteroid planetary defence results published

02 March 2023
Results show what happened to the spacecraft and asteroid following NASA’s asteroid deflection mission.

MSc Virtual Information Sessions, 30 March 2023

27 February 2023
Find out more about the School of Physics and Astronomy MSc programmes.

Research award success for Jim Dunlop

01 February 2023
Congratulations to Jim Dunlop, Head of School and Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy, who has been awarded a Royal Society Research Professorship.

Chancellor’s Award for Teaching

31 January 2023
Dr Ross Galloway has been awarded the 2022 Chancellor’s Teaching Award from the University.

Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence

23 January 2023
The School of Physics and Astronomy is delighted to welcome Stephen Roe as our Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence.

Astronomy award recognition for John Peacock

13 January 2023
Congratulations to Professor Peacock who has received the Royal Astronomical Society’s highest honour for his contributions to cosmology.

New MSc in Astrobiology and Planetary Sciences at the University of Edinburgh

21 December 2022
As the UK’s first Masters in astrobiology, this programme builds on Edinburgh’s substantial and leading role in astrobiology, geobiology and planetary sciences.

Super spokesperson for SuperNEMO

16 December 2022
Dr Cheryl Patrick has been elected as co-spokesperson for an international collaboration working to uncover the mysteries of neutrinos.

UK-led robotic sky scanner reveals its first galactic fingerprint

12 December 2022
Major telescope upgrade maps out the spectra of galaxies 280 million light years away.