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Shining a light on whisky

Researchers from the University of St Andrews have developed an innovative new technique using lasers to accurately measure the authenticity of some of the world’s most exclusive whiskies – without ever removing the cap.

Levitated timepiece sets new benchmark

A new mechanical ‘clock’ has been created by an international team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of St Andrews, which could test the fundamental physics of gravity.

Fighting TB with light and sound

A UK-wide research team, led by the Schools of Physics and Astronomy and Medicine at the University of St Andrews, has developed an innovative way to monitor the reaction of living bacteria to antibiotics using lasers…

Physicist takes silver medal in Parliament

Physicist takes silver medal in Parliament Graham Bruce, a senior post-doctoral researcher at the University of St Andrews, won the Silver prize for excellence for his physics research at a STEM for Britain competition…

Silver success for Graham at STEM for Britain 2020

At this year’s STEM for Britain competition in the UK Houses of Parliament, our Senior Research Laboratory Manager, Dr Graham Bruce, won the Silver award for the excellence of his physics research. Graham presented his…

We are hiring!

We are currently advertising three posts for Research Fellows to join our group. Applicants are sought to work with us in Advanced Optical Imaging, Optical Trapping, or Computational Methods for Image Analysis in…

Review article on the cover of Advanced Optical Materials

A new review article written in collaboration with our colleagues in Chiba University, Japan, has been used as the inside cover image in Advanced Optical Materials issue dated 18th July 2019. The article discusses…