Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Dormant massive black hole spotted in the Milky Way

16 April 2024
Colleagues from the Wide-Field Astronomy Unit involved in Gaia space telescope discovery, which challenges our understanding of how massive stars develop and evolve.

Funding success supports research in nuclear astrophysics and galaxy evolution

11 April 2024
Congratulations to Professors Marialuisa Aliotta and Annette Ferguson who have received European Research Council Advanced grants.

The School pays tribute to Professor Peter Higgs

10 April 2024
Colleagues are saddened by the loss of renowned physicist Professor Peter Higgs who has died, aged 94, after a short illness.

Creating a new generation of radio astronomers across Sub-Saharan Africa

12 March 2024
Funding has been received to continue opportunities as part of the Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) project.

Thinning, not thickening, fluids optimise protection of glass screens

29 February 2024
Insight could be used to create more durable foldable smartphones.

Research and collaboration boosted by Royal Society of Edinburgh funding

19 February 2024
Congratulations to Dr Christopher Stock who has received a research collaboration grant in this latest round of awards.

Supporting researchers in future independent roles

12 February 2024
Congratulations to Somrita Ray, the School’s inaugural Elizabeth Gardner Fellow, who has been appointed in a permanent position.

PhD thesis prize success

26 January 2024
Congratulations to Jordan Marsh who has won the Institute of Physics (IoP) Nuclear Physics Thesis Prize.

Active defects show self-constraint in spontaneous flows

18 January 2024
Study suggests how biological fluids balance motion while protecting structure.

Physicists and linguists team up to uncover the forces that shape grammar

15 January 2024
Funding received to understand factors such as communicative need, social aspects and learning biases.

MSc Online Information Sessions, 22 February 2024

13 December 2023
Find out about the School of Physics and Astronomy MSc programmes

Breakthrough in synthesis of superhard materials to rival diamond

12 December 2023
Scientists unlock the potential of carbon nitrides, which have potential for technological advancements in fields such as materials science, electronics and optics.

Celebration event for the successful launch and first images from the Euclid satellite

11 December 2023
Celebrating the successful launch and stunning first astronomical images produced by the Euclid satellite, sharing the science, and meeting the team behind the project.

Rheology award for Professor Alexander Morozov

07 December 2023
Congratulations to Professor Alexander Morozov who has received the 2023 Annual Award from The British Society of Rheology.

Protected droplets create a new transport route for medicines

06 December 2023
Researchers reveal the underlying mechanism behind the behaviour of microgels to control the release of liquid droplets coated in these particles.