Latest news in the School of Physics and Astronomy.
23 April 2019
To mark Peter Higgs’s 90th birthday and to honour his legacy, a year of activities aimed at scientists, current students, alumni and the wider public are taking place.
16 April 2019
Computational evidence shows how the synergy of topoisomerase and structural-maintenance-of-chromosomes proteins work to keep DNA entanglement-free.
10 April 2019
Congratulations to Dr Jean-Christophe Denis who received the University of Edinburgh’s Community Partnership Award for his work with the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine and the Craigmillar community.
09 April 2019
Conference showcased the research undertaken by students and highlighted projects where new discoveries have led to the publication of student work.
09 April 2019
Scientists have discovered a new state of physical matter in which atoms can exist as both solid and liquid simultaneously.
04 April 2019
New Nelson Monument exhibition – part of a year-long series of events - opens in Edinburgh to establish Charles Piazzi Smyth’s place in Edinburgh’s history.
27 March 2019
The Institute of Physics is launching a bursary scheme to help under-represented students to become physics researchers, thanks to the donation of prize funds from Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.
05 March 2019
Congratulations to Carlo who will participate in this event which focuses on the exchange of knowledge and ideas between Nobel Laureates and young scientists.
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.
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.
06 February 2019
PhD studentships available in two new collaborative EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training in which we are partners.
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.
31 January 2019
Discover more about our MSc programmes during the virtual events taking place 11 - 15 March 2019.
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.
10 January 2019
Feedback on outreach project on the exploration and settlement of space.