Past Events

Welcome Event

The welcome event for new SUPA students is held in October each year. This engaging day provides an opportunity to learn about the breadth and excellence of research in SUPA, to meet colleagues from other Universities and to receive advice from peers. The 2018 Welcome Event was held in St Andrews on 23 October 2018. 

Careers Event

Each January we offer our researchers (student and post-doc) the opportunity to hear from speakers with a range of careers, all having started with a PhD in physics. Participants get to chat to each speaker, whether from academia, industry research, defence, journalism, non-research industry roles and the civil service, as well as having the opportunity to get advice on their CV. 

The last Careers Event was held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, on Thurs 17 January 2019.

Annual Gathering

The highlight of the year is the SUPA Annual Gathering, a showcase and celebration of physics in Scotland.

The 2018 Gathering was held in the RBS Conference Centre at Gogarburn, with approximately 195 students, academics and guests attending.

2017 Programme and report
2016 Programme

SUSSP74 (Summer School) 

Each year the Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics takes place, with SUPA as a partner. More information on the SUSSP schools can be found on their website. The last event was SUSSP 74 on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Photonics, held 16-23 June 2018 at the University of St Andrews.

SUPA Workshop on Infrared Technologies and Applications

The aim of this one day workshop at Heriot-Watt University was to have a set of speakers highlighting different aspects of technologies and applications in the near to mid-infrared spectral range and to then discuss, along with industrial representatives, possible future collaborations or joint grant funding projects with EU and UK programs. 

Morning and afternoon sessions on the 6 December 2017 on research and applications were followed by networking and discussions.  Programme