EPSRC funds photonics research at University of St Andrews
The £1.5m grant will be made by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).
“This award is a testament to world-class advances in light beams made by St Andrews scientists over the years and reinforces our position as a truly international centre of excellence in this field,” said Professor Kishan Dholakia of the School of Physics & Astronomy, who will lead the project.
“Importantly, this field has exceptional scope for fundamental concepts and will impact upon societal challenges in neuroscience, healthcare and climate change. The award is most timely with UNESCO declaring 2015 the International Year of Light; our award will allow us to play a pivotal role in various activities and initiatives enabled by this opportunity.”