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Researchers break spinning world record

St Andrews achievement appears in Guinness Book of Records

27 March 2015Research

Top UK science awards for St Andrews students

Two students awarded prestigious prizes for their studies.

2 October 2008Awards

Physicists at the ‘frontiers’ of science

St Andrews physicists feature on Radio 4's Frontiers

29 October 2003Public interest stories

Breakthrough in ‘self-healing’ light beams

CAPTION: Cross section along a reconstructing Bessel beam. The beam propagates from left to right. The beam is blocked at the marked position and is seen to reform a short distance later.

11 September 2002Research

St Andrews science in national spotlight

Imagine a beam of light that can trap and manipulate microscopic objects like the tractor beam in Star Trek. Science fiction? No, science fact, thanks to the 'optical tweezers' used at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St Andrews.

23 June 2002Research

Optical tweezing creates 3-D structures

PICTURE CREDIT: The University of St Andrews

9 May 2002Research