Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.
06 November 2019
Dr Xin Ran Liu joins scientists and an audience of 100,000 on ‘World Dark Matter Day’ to discuss the substance which makes up most of the universe.
04 November 2019
Edinburgh scientists are taking part in the most detailed survey of the Universe ever undertaken.
10 October 2019
Interdisciplinary work between colleagues in physics and biology propose a new mechanism for controlling gene expression via ‘traffic jams’ of biomolecules.
03 October 2019
Astronomers have pieced together the cannibalistic past of the neighbouring large galaxy Andromeda, which has set its sights on our Milky Way as the main course.
02 October 2019
Physics and Astronomy at the Postgraduate Open Day, 13 November 2019
30 September 2019
An international team of astronomers have made a historic discovery, detecting gas molecules in a comet which has tumbled into our solar system from another star.
29 August 2019
Prof Arthur Trew has stepped down as Head of School after 8 years. As Prof Jim Dunlop takes the helm, he tells us about his vision for the School.
29 July 2019
Rock mining in space could open up a new frontier in space exploration by giving astronauts the resources they need for long periods away from Earth.
04 July 2019
Congratulations to Prof Wilson Poon who has been awarded the Sam Edwards Medal and Prize
02 July 2019
New analysis suggests a natural origin for our first interstellar visitor, ‘Oumuamua
24 June 2019
The European Space Agency (ESA) has just announced that its latest mission, Comet Interceptor, will visit a comet from the very edge of our Solar System.
18 June 2019
The Royal Astronomical Society awards Dr Amon the Michael Penston prize for the best thesis in astronomy and astrophysics.
Congratulations to Dr Alan Walker who has been elected a Trustee of the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation
18 June 2019
Working to commemorate the Scottish physicist who formulated the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation.
12 June 2019
An EPSRC grant has been secured to find out how dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria differ from less dangerous antibiotic-sensitive ones.
11 June 2019
The Caroline Herschel Prize Lectureship supports promising female astronomers early in their careers.