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Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Understanding the puzzle of the χc1(3872) state

01 June 2020
New precision measurements of the lineshape of the χc1(3872) are helping scientists to understand the nature of this puzzling meson.

Helium-ammonia compounds predicted

14 May 2020
Discovery that helium and ammonia can form compounds over a wide pressure range.

Dr James Aird and Dr Maxwell T. Hansen awarded Future Leaders Fellowships

23 April 2020
Congratulations to the recipients of the UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowships - a scheme which aims to secure the country as world-leading in scientific research and innovation.

Scientists discover supernova that outshines all others

14 April 2020
A supernova which is at least twice as bright and energetic, and likely much more massive than any yet recorded, has been identified by a team of astronomers.

Computational approach to speed up the identification of viruses and bacteria

14 April 2020
Computer simulations of molecular probes binding weakly to target DNA suggests a new way to help detect diseases.

Astronomers measure wind speed on a brown dwarf

10 April 2020
Scientists have used a new technique to take the first-ever measurement of atmospheric wind speed outside the solar system.

Discovery of three new Xic0 baryons at the LHCb experiment

01 April 2020
Colleagues have discovered new particles with data from the Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment at CERN

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.