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Posted 12 February 2016

Saudi students focus on Birmingham to promote research

The University of Birmingham will welcome over 1,000 Saudi Arabian students from across the UK to an annual conference that will showcase their potential for groundbreaking work and research innovation.

Posted 11 February 2016

Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.

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