Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

School exam arragements and remote teaching arrangements from 23 March 2020

20 March 2020
Latest details of teaching and exam arrangements in semester 2

Dr Adam Carnall attending the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

18 March 2020
Congratulations to Adam who has been selected to participate in this event which focuses on the exchange of knowledge and ideas between Nobel Laureates and young scientists.

School teaching arrangements for week beginning 16 March 2020

15 March 2020
Details of teaching arrangements following an update by the Principal and Vice-Chancellor on the latest developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Congratulations to the new Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

05 March 2020
Prof Rosalind Allen is included in the 64 new fellows announced from across sciences, arts, education, business and public life.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Week

28 February 2020
The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Virtual Week is taking place on 16-20 March 2020

Europlanet launches 10M Euro research infrastructure to support planetary science

27 February 2020
Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure (RI) will provide open access to the world’s largest collection of planetary simulation and analysis facilities, as well as a global network of small telescopes, data services, and community support activities.

Applications invited for UKRI Future Leader Fellowships

07 February 2020
The School welcomes applications from both external and internal scientists interested in applying for latest round of UKRI Future Leader Fellowships. CV and 2 page preliminary case for support to be submitted by 6th March 2020

Neil Turok, the Inaugural Higgs Chair of Theoretical Physics, brings in new focus on the quantum universe

23 January 2020
Professor Neil Turok, a world-leading researcher in theoretical physics and fundamental cosmology has been appointed as the Inaugural Higgs Chair by the University of Edinburgh.

Congratulations to Murray Campbell who has been awarded the Silver Medal in Musical Acoustics by the Acoustical Society of America

13 January 2020
Recognition for contributions to science through the application of musical acoustics, particularly to the study of brass wind instruments.

Physics activities at the Midlothian Science Festival

17 December 2019
The School of Physics and Astronomy was delighted to run microbe workshops and an escape room at the Midlothian Science Festival in October.

School’s Higgs Scholarships for MSc candidates

16 December 2019
Six Higgs Scholarships are available to MSc applicants studying in 2020/21.

Partnership to promote STEM in local primary school leads to award success

10 December 2019
Congratulations to Castleview Primary School who win the Rolls-Royce Science Prize and Eden Award.

Solving fossil mystery could aid quest for ancient life on Mars

27 November 2019
The search for evidence of life on Mars could be helped by fresh insights into ancient rocks on Earth.

Observing the intruder from interstellar space

26 November 2019
Researchers study comet which has come from beyond our Solar System.

Presentation of medals and awards to outstanding students

25 November 2019
Congratulations to students who received Medals, Certificates, Prizes and Scholarships at the School of Physics & Astronomy Undergraduate Student Awards Ceremony.