Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Funding success supports research into the origins of galaxies in the Universe

05 September 2023
Congratulations to Dr Adam Carnall who has received a European Research Council starting grant.

Winton Award prize winners announced

21 August 2023
Congratulations to the postgraduate research students who received a Winton Award in recognition for their thesis.

Satellite explores mysteries of the dark Universe

03 July 2023
A European mission to explore how dark energy and dark matter shaped the evolution of our Universe has soared into space.

Double award renewal success for commitment to advancing gender equality

27 June 2023
The School of Physics and Astronomy has had both its Juno Champion and Athena SWAN Silver status renewed in recognition of our efforts in addressing gender equality.

PhD student award recognition for detector upgrade work

19 June 2023
Congratulations to Gary Robertson who has been awarded a prestigious LHCb Early Career Scientist award for the successful delivery of a major upgrade of the RICH detector.

Funding secured to strengthen links in nuclear astrophysics

09 June 2023
Congratulations to Dr Sidhu who has secured funding to organise a seminar in nuclear astrophysics.

Ancient galaxy revealed by space telescope

22 May 2023
Formed 600 to 800 million years after the Big Bang, it is the earliest of its kind found to date.

Undergraduate Open Days 2023

15 May 2023
Come along to our Open Days to find out more about studying at the University of Edinburgh and the School of Physics & Astronomy

Astronomers reveal the largest cosmic explosion ever seen

12 May 2023
The explosion, which is more than ten times brighter than any known supernova, has currently lasted over three years.

Royal Society University Research Fellowship success

08 May 2023
Congratulations to Dr Andrew McLeod who has been awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship and will be joining the School’s Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics.

Award recognition for sustainable laboratory initiatives

02 May 2023
Congratulations to the team who have established a lab sustainability group and implemented sustainable lab changes.

International team unveils topological spin textures in an ultrathin layer at room temperature

26 April 2023
Findings could have potential use for computing and magnetic memories.

Research talent recognised by fellowship success

24 April 2023
Congratulations to Chancellor’s Fellows Dr Adam Carnall and Dr Liza Mijovic.

Researchers identify ultrasoft properties in the DNA of blood parasites

19 April 2023
The new insights about the parasites' special 'kinetoplast' DNA could support the development of materials in synthetic chemistry.

Distant planet’s features revealed by Webb Telescope

22 March 2023
Researchers observing with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have identified features in the atmosphere of planet VHS 1256 b.