Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

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.

Cautious excitement as hints of new physics grow at the Large Hadron Collider

23 March 2021
Particle physicists announce results that potentially cannot be explained by the current laws of nature.

Unravelling DNA to create a new generation of topologically active materials

18 March 2021
By combining our knowledge of polymer physics and molecular biology, scientists can craft DNA-based soft materials that can change properties over time.

Developing a new generation of quantum hard drives using 2D magnets

17 March 2021
Using theoretical and experimental analysis, researchers aim to better understand the magnetic properties of 2D materials for the next generation of information technologies.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Days, 23-25 March 2021

28 February 2021
Attend Postgraduate Virtual Open Days to find out about our MSc programmes, meet our staff and students.

Space Night with the Muslim Scout Fellowship

24 February 2021
Lively debate about life on other planets enables scouts to complete activity and leads to future plans.

Tackling big data challenges for next-generation physics experiments

22 February 2021
Scientists are developing software to exploit the large data sets collected by the next-generation experiments in high energy physics.

Intriguing spin quasiparticles discovered

05 February 2021
Discovery opens exciting opportunities to explore magnetic domain control via topological spin textures.