The School has an internationally recognised set of research programmes in astrophysics, condensed-matter physics, and photonics. Our work is carried out in modern laboratories in St Andrews, as well as at major international research facilities in the UK and abroad.

For more information please visit the School of Physics & Astronomy home page.

Sub-communities within this community

Recent Submissions

  • Orion revisited : III. The Orion Belt population 

    Kubiak, K.; Alves, J.; Bouy, H.; Sarro, L. M.; Ascenso, J.; Burkert, A.; Forbrich, J.; Großschedl, J.; Hacar, A.; Hasenberger, B.; Lombardi, M.; Meingast, S.; Köhler, R.; Teixeira, P. S. (2017-02-13) - Journal article
    Aims: This paper continues our study of the foreground population to the Orion molecular clouds. The goal is to characterize the foreground population north of NGC 1981 and to investigate the star formation history in the ...
  • Very low-mass stars and brown dwarfs in Upper Scorpius using Gaia DR1 : mass function, disks, and kinematics 

    Cook, Neil J.; Scholz, Aleks; Jayawardhana, Ray (2017-12) - Journal article
    Our understanding of the brown dwarf population in star-forming regions is dependent on knowing distances and proper motions and therefore will be improved through the Gaia space mission. In this paper, we select new samples ...
  • Waveguide Tm:Lu2O3 ceramic laser fabricated by ultrafast laser inscription 

    Stevenson, Neil Kenneth; Morris, James; Bookey, Henry; Kar, Ajoy K.; Brown, Christian Thomas Alcuin; Hopkins, John-Mark; Dawson, Martin D.; Lagatsky, Alexander A. (IEEE, 2017-09-30) - Conference item
  • Novel 4,8-benzobisthiazole copolymers and their field-effect transistor and photovoltaic applications 

    Conboy, Gary; Taylor, Rupert G. D.; Findlay, Neil J.; Kanibolotsky, Alexander L.; Inigo, Anto R.; Ghosh, Sanjay S.; Ebenhoch, Bernd; Krishnan Jagadamma, Lethy; Thalluri, Gopala Krishna V. V.; Sajjad, Muhammad T.; Samuel, Ifor D. W.; Skabara, Peter J. (2017-12-07) - Journal article
    A series of copolymers containing the benzo[1,2-d:4,5-d′]bis(thiazole) (BBT) unit has been designed and synthesised with bisthienyl-diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP), dithienopyrrole (DTP), benzothiadiazole (BT), benzodithiophene ...
  • Exciton lifetime and emission polarization dispersion in strongly in-plane asymmetric nanostructures 

    Gawełczyk, M.; Syperek, M.; Maryński, A.; Mrowiński, P.; Dusanowski, Ł.; Gawarecki, K.; Misiewicz, J.; Somers, A.; Reithmaier, J. P.; Höfling, S.; Sęk, G. (2017-12-06) - Journal article
    We present experimental and theoretical investigation of exciton recombination dynamics and the related polarization of emission in highly in-plane asymmetric nanostructures. Considering general asymmetry- and size-driven ...

View more