Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Days, 9-13 November 2020

14 October 2020
Attend the Postgraduate Virtual Open Days and find out about studying in the School of Physics & Astronomy

Delving into dark matter detection

14 October 2020
Join an international team of scientists as they unpack the mysteries of dark matter.

Physics and astronomy ranking results

12 October 2020
The latest university rankings have confirmed The University of Edinburgh as a leading institute for studying Physics and Astronomy.

Simulation model reveals new information on the spread of Covid-19

08 October 2020
Fresh analysis of data that informed the government’s decision on lockdown reveals new information on school closures and social distancing.

Award recognition for PhD students

07 October 2020
Congratulations to the PhD students who have received a Winton Award in recognition for their research theses.

Scientists awarded European Research Council starting grants

06 October 2020
Grants awarded to Dr Ross Howie and Dr Davide Michieletto to help build their teams and conduct pioneering research.

Soft matter science and the Covid-19 pandemic

29 September 2020
Identifying and tackling gaps in soft matter knowledge base to better prepare for viral pandemics.

Science meets literacy

23 September 2020
Pupils from Craigour Park Primary School quiz physicists and share interviews about their research.

Applications invited for UKRI Future Leader Fellowships and Stephen Hawking Fellowships

08 September 2020
The School welcomes applications from both external and internal scientists interested in applying for personal fellowships.

Prof Wilson Poon awarded ECIS-Solvay Prize

03 September 2020
This prize is granted in recognition of work of outstanding quality in the field of colloid and interface science.

Resource wiki unveiled for School postdoctoral staff

27 August 2020
New wiki page contains information, guidance and resources for postdoctoral research staff.

University Research Fellowship award for Davide Michieletto

18 August 2020
The University Research Fellowship scheme from the Royal Society supports outstanding scientists who have the potential to become leaders in their field.

Launch of Biofilm Campaign

17 August 2020
Involvement in the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) biofilm awareness campaign, #BiofilmAware, which will run over the next 12 months.

Scientists at CERN one step closer to understanding the Higgs boson due to new observations

13 August 2020
New results have been announced by particle physicists at CERN that will move them closer to understanding the basic forces that shape our universe.

Dark matter riddle comes to light

31 July 2020
Latest research suggests that dark matter is more evenly spread across the Universe than previously thought