Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

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

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.