SUPA's research strengths build on national and international excellence.
These strengths are
- Astronomy and Space Science
(Leader: Rita Tojeiro, rmftrst-andrews.ac.uk)
- Condensed Matter and Materials Science
(Leader: Stephen McVitie, Stephen McVitie stephen.mcvitieglasgow.ac.uk)
(Leader: Paul Clegg, paul.clegged.ac.uk)
- Nuclear and Plasma Physics
(Leader: David Ireland, david.irelandglasgow.ac.uk)
- Particle Physics
(Leader: Victoria Martin, victoria.martined.ac.uk)
(Leader: Jennifer Hastie, jennifer.hastiestrath.ac.uk / Robert Thomson, r.r.thomsonhw.ac.uk)
- Physics & Life Sciences
(Leader: Gail McConnell, g.mcconnellstrath.ac.uk)
Research within each of the themes listed above is distributed among the SUPA institutions, with most institutions undertaking research across several themes.
"SUPA is the single largest physics alliance in the United Kingdom and has proved that through collaboration and shared expertise, Scotland has a compelling claim to be at the leading edge of global research and discovery. I believe that this is a hugely positive and exciting step for Scottish science and an opportunity to set new international benchmarks for the quality, ambition and vision of our research portfolio."
Dr Louise Richardson, Principal of the University of St Andrews
SUPA/SFC SUPA II Funding Announcement
Each theme has its own suite of pages on this website and an overview of the research at each SUPA institution is available by clicking on the links to the individual departments in the sidebar.