Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

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

STEM boxes for Edinburgh pupils inspire next generation of scientists

24 July 2020
Curiosity boxes packed with fun STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) activities have been given the thumbs up by primary school pupils in Edinburgh.

3D map of galaxies reveals treasures of the Cosmos

23 July 2020
The largest 3D galaxy map of the Universe ever created fills in the most significant gaps in our exploration of its history over 11 billion years of cosmic time.

Code creation and robot rovers: kids explore planets from home

22 July 2020
Scientists adjust the Remote3 project in order that children can learn and develop coding and technological skills during lockdown.

Launch of BioAsteroid experiment to space station

22 July 2020
Scientists investigate the effects of microbes on asteroidal material in space under microgravity conditions.

Applications invited for Postdoctoral Fellowships

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

Possible light sparked by colliding black holes

25 June 2020
Astronomers have seen what could be the first ever light flare detected from a black hole merger.

Black Lives Matter

11 June 2020
The School is committed to addressing equality, diversity and inclusion, and has a zero-tolerance stance to any form of racist or discriminatory behaviour.

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