News archive: 2012
Yearly listings of School news.
21 December 2012
Karoline Selbach, a PhD student in the School's Particle Physics Experiment group, talks about researching the Higgs boson at CERN and explaining the mystery of music.
14 December 2012
The University is hosting a particle physics symposium in New Delhi, India to discuss the recent developments at the LHC, in particular the recent detection of a Higgs Boson candidate.
11 December 2012
University of Edinburgh astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to reveal a population of primitive galaxies that formed more than 13 billion years ago, when the Universe was less than 4% of its present age.
06 December 2012
Alex Murphy of the Edinburgh Nuclear Physics group is part of an experiment at CERN which could allow a new theory of scalar gravity to be tested.
03 December 2012
School Researcher Dr James Drewitt is part of a team that has - for the first time - obtained a complete picture of the in situ structure of fragile glass-forming liquids at very high temperature. The results are published in Physical Review Letters.
21 November 2012
Congratulations to all our students who received medals and certificates in recognition of outstanding marks achieved during the 2011/12 academic year.
14 November 2012
Study published in Physical Review Letters puts firmer constraints on the amount of 18F that can be produced.
13 November 2012
The School of Physics & Astronomy offers up to two Master's scholarships in High Performance Computing (HPC) for the 2013-2014 academic session.
07 November 2012
Study finds that star production in the Universe has been continuously declining over the last 11 billion years.
01 November 2012
People around the world are invited to help solve one of the Universe's enduring mysteries.
25 October 2012
EPCC demonstrated the power and utility of supercomputers at the British Science Festival in Aberdeen and Bang Goes The Borders in Melrose.
24 October 2012
Prospective postgrad students are warmly invited to visit the School during the next Open Day.
18 October 2012
Specially-commissioned medal recognises Prof. Higgs' outstanding work.
16 October 2012
Andy Buckley and Jennifer Smillie, both researchers in the Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, are among 36 UK scientists chosen for their potential to become leaders in their chosen fields.
04 October 2012
Up to 15 fully-funded Prize PhD Studentships and over 100 other funded PhD places available in Physics in Scotland.
04 October 2012
Fourth Year undergraduate project work published in Physical Review.
19 September 2012
Research paper published in Physical Review Letters.
30 August 2012
Congratulations to Alastair Heffernan, Vladimir Prochazka and Mara Ungureanu.
20 August 2012
Mathematical Physics graduate Alastair Heffernan is the only physicist among this year's Fulbright Commission Postgraduate scholars. He tells us how he won this prestigious scholarship.
10 August 2012
Alexander McVey awarded prize for his presentation on drug resistance in bacteria.
12 July 2012
Elena Blanco is investigating particle dispersion in chocolate making.
09 July 2012
Peter Higgs' achievements recognised with new Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics.
04 July 2012
Scientists at Cern have announced results giving the strongest indication yet that the Higgs boson particle exists.
22 June 2012
University takes a leading role in the largest astronomical collaboration in history.
15 June 2012
Thomas Scheler, a PhD student in the Extreme Conditions group of the Institute for Condensed Matter, describes his placement at Edinburgh Instruments Ltd.
13 June 2012
In the latest issue of the prestigious Physical Review Letters journal, School nuclear physicists report on the measurement of a nuclear reaction that is key to the understanding of type I X-ray bursts.
31 May 2012
Two documentaries that tell the stories of planet hunters are touring Scotland.
24 May 2012
The School's Dr Judy Hardy has won a Higher Education Academy Doctoral Programme award.
07 May 2012
Recently-appointed Research Fellow Derek Martin will be investigating the potential for microbial life on Mars.
02 May 2012
British Astronomers have helped to gather the most direct evidence yet of a supermassive black hole shredding a star that wandered too close.
17 April 2012
International team will investigate self assembly of bacterial cells.
17 April 2012
Craters made by asteroid impacts may be the best place to look for signs of life on other planets, a study suggests.
11 April 2012
LHC physics data-taking gets underway with new record collision energy of 8 TeV
10 April 2012
'Reliable and dedicated teacher' receives EUSA's Simon Van Heyningen Award for Teaching in Science and Engineering.
03 April 2012
Graphene-like mixed atomic-molecular state points towards the metallization of hydrogen
29 March 2012
A calculation that took 54 million processor hours leads to new understanding of kaon decay.
27 March 2012
Astronomers release 150-billion pixel image of the Milky Way.
26 March 2012
New study of cosmic star-formation history looks back to Universe's lively youth.
21 March 2012
University-led team releases the widest deep view of the sky ever made using infrared light.
20 March 2012
Our Virtual Open Days are a great opportunity to find out what it's like to study with us.
19 March 2012
Our first ever week of experimental learning.
13 March 2012
Our MSc students were recently set a ‘scrapheap challenge’ to put together small-scale parallel machines completely from scratch, using Open Source software and a range of otherwise unwanted computing and networking hardware.
27 February 2012
Professor Peter Higgs, emeritus of the School, presented with the 2011 Edinburgh Award.
20 February 2012
School research published in top Physics journal Physical Review Letters.
15 February 2012
Panton Fellowships offer £8,000 to scientists who promote open data in science. Apply now!
14 February 2012
HECToR and BlueGene/Q: the next chapter in the UK’s supercomputing programme.
01 February 2012
Applications for the 2012 UK & Ireland Fellowship cycle open on 1 February 2012.
23 January 2012
Congratulations to the ROE astronomers who were honoured in the recent set of awards given out by the Royal Astronomical Society.
20 January 2012
School to offer two innovative professional development courses for educators involved in the design and delivery of science teaching.
20 January 2012
The SUPA Graduate School requests applications for Postdoctoral and Early Career Researcher exchanges with Europe, North America, China and India.
12 January 2012
The School of Physics & Astronomy is recruiting lecturers.
09 January 2012
Astronomers map dark matter on the largest scale ever observed.
09 January 2012
Professor Emeritus Peter Higgs has been given the City of Edinburgh Council's 2011 Edinburgh Award.