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Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Subatomic particle seen changing to antiparticle and back for the first time

08 June 2021
Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment makes first observation of charm meson oscillation.

Dark matter expert named first female Astronomer Royal for Scotland

27 May 2021
Professor Catherine Heymans, a world-leading expert on the physics of the so-called dark universe, has been awarded the prestigious title, which dates back almost 200 years.

Entrepreneurial talent recognised via Scottish Edge award

26 May 2021
Congratulations to Dr Tiffany Wood and Dr Vincent Martinez who received an award from Scottish EDGE as part of School start-up Dyneval Ltd.

DNA-based material with tunable properties

24 May 2021
Scientists are working to harness the properties of DNA in order to craft complex fluids and soft materials with potential applications in drug delivery and tissue regeneration.

Early Career Awards for Pandemic Modelling

19 May 2021
Congratulations to Dr Rob Currie and Dr Ben Wynne who have received RAMP Early Career Investigator Awards from the Royal Society.

Mapping the Universe and unraveling the mysteries of dark energy

17 May 2021
Data is now being collected from the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), and scientists hope to use this to learn about the nature of dark energy.

Teaching Award success for School of Physics and Astronomy staff

13 May 2021
Congratulations to Professor Judy Hardy and Dr Jean-Christophe Denis for their success in the 2021 EUSA Teaching Awards.

TestEd project awarded £1.8m grant to help tackle COVID-19 transmission

19 April 2021
University collaborative TestEd project seeks to establish methods to detect SARS-CoV-2 in asymptomatic carriers in the University's staff and student populations.

Congratulations to PhD student for nomination in the Student Awards ceremony 2021

15 April 2021
Estifa’a Zaid was shortlisted for the ‘Commitment to Student Experience’ category.

Major success for Edinburgh Astrophysicists with the James Webb Space Telescope

15 April 2021
Edinburgh astrophysicists secure a spectacular series of observational programmes on the NASA/ESA James Webb Space Telescope.

Ultra-sensitive radio images reveal thousands of star-forming galaxies in early Universe

07 April 2021
An international team of astronomers has published the most sensitive images of the Universe ever taken at low radio frequencies, using the International Low Frequency Array (LOFAR).

Early Career Award for Dr Davide Michieletto

31 March 2021
Congratulations to Davide Michieletto who has received an award from the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Group.

Congratulations to new Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh

30 March 2021
Congratulations to Professors Ross McLure and Alex Murphy who have been elected to become Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Dr Carlo Bruno and Dr Cyrielle Opitom awarded Chancellor’s Fellows

23 March 2021
Congratulations to the recipients of this prestigious 5-year tenure track fellowship scheme focused on innovative research.

Dr XinRan Liu awarded STFC Leadership Fellow in Public Engagement

23 March 2021
Fellowship will help more young people develop STEM skills and learn more about the challenges of space exploration.