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Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Successful IOP Juno Champion award renewal

20 February 2019
The School of Physics and Astronomy has had its status as Juno Champion renewed in recognition of our continuing efforts in addressing gender equality and fostering a more inclusive working environment.

Astronomers release first part of deep all-sky radio survey with LOFAR

19 February 2019
Hundreds of thousands of previously undetected galaxies are revealed, shedding new light on many research areas, including the physics of black holes and how clusters of galaxies evolve.

PhD training centres making way for future leaders in soft matter and mathematical modelling

06 February 2019
PhD studentships available in two new collaborative EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training in which we are partners.

Iron-rich planet formed after distant worlds’ high-speed collision

05 February 2019
A head-on collision between distant worlds led to the formation of an iron-rich planet nearly ten times as heavy as Earth, a study shows.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Week

31 January 2019
Discover more about our MSc programmes during the virtual events taking place 11 - 15 March 2019.

Thomas Graham Award for Prof Wilson Poon

15 January 2019
Congratulations to Professor Wilson Poon who has been awarded the Thomas Graham Lecture, an award made for work in colloid science by the Royal Society of Chemistry & the Society of Chemical Industry.

Life Beyond - From Prison to Mars

10 January 2019
Feedback on outreach project on the exploration and settlement of space.

Outstanding students receive medals and awards

19 November 2018
Congratulations to students who received Medals, Certificates, Prizes and Scholarships at the School of Physics & Astronomy undergraduate student awards ceremony.

Celebrating career project success

15 November 2018
Students, staff, industry and supporters met to celebrate project achievements and award the presentation for the best student project.

Celebrating the wonders of physics

12 November 2018
Visitors were treated to a feast of activities on complex fluids, particle collisions, chocolate workshops and a physics-inspired ceilidh at the recent Festival of Physics.

Intense tests reveal elusive, complex form of common element

09 November 2018
An unusually complex form of nitrogen has been revealed in an experiment that shows for the first time how simple molecular elements can have complex structures at extreme pressures.

Creating a stir during physics potions workshops

05 November 2018
Wizard apprentices try out their magic at the Midlothian Science Festival.

Max Planck Humboldt Research Award for Prof Catherine Heymans

29 October 2018
Funds to develop work to understand the origin of Dark Energy.

Chancellor’s Rising Star Award

29 October 2018
Dr Beth Biller has been awarded the 2018 Chancellor’s Rising Star Award.

Supermolecules of hydrogen

22 October 2018
Scientists have discovered a new class of compounds which contain very large amounts of hydrogen.