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Beauty and Strangeness in Particle Physics

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The focus of Cristina's current research – which she outlined in her recent Inaugural Lecture, 'Beauty and Strangeness in Particle Physics' – is the study of the behaviour of particles containing the beauty and strange quarks in the LHCb and NA62 experiments at CERN.
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20/07/2016

Merging binary black holes formed through chemically homogeneous evolution

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Like paparazzi, we try to capture the most intimate moments of the stellar world's rock stars as they burn brightly and die young – using gravitational waves to observe the black holes they leave behind and discover how they were formed.
Date:
19/07/2016

Using novel materials to power fuel cell technology towards mainstream use

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We are using novel materials to power fuel cell technology towards mainstream use.
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19/07/2016

Virtual reality 'Chinook' to help train medics in UK Armed Forces

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A new simulator of a Chinook helicopter, bringing together virtual reality and an inflatable enclosure, has been conceived to help to support the future training of the UK Armed Forces' Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT).
Date:
11/07/2016

When Black Holes Collide – TedxBrum 2016

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Professor Alberto Vecchio and Professor Andreas Freise from the Gravitational Wave Research Group took to the stage at TedxBrum 2016 to explain the discovery of gravitational waves.
Date:
08/07/2016

The science behind the serve

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Researchers in the School of Metallurgy and Materials are studying the dynamics of tennis racket impacts on balls and how these relate to stress-induced conditions such as tennis elbow.
Date:
08/07/2016

Birmingham's role in gravitational wave detection celebrated in Thinktank exhibit

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Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum is hosting a new exhibit, celebrating the role of Birmingham scientists in detecting gravitational waves, the globally significant finding that will help us to understand and explore the mysteries of our universe.
Date:
06/07/2016

Testing buried treasures with X-ray fluorescence analysis

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The Centre for Chemical and Materials Analysis in the School of Chemistry recently tested a collection of Byzantine coins from the 7th century using x-ray fluorescence (XRF) to analyse their gold purity.
Date:
06/07/2016

Antimatter Matters – new exhibit at Royal Society Exhibition

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Professor Christina Lazzeroni and Dr Nigel Watson are leading a team from the Particle Physics Research Group to support the Antimatter Matters exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.
Date:
04/07/2016

Creating laser rewriteable holograms and nanophotonic devices

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Nanostructures arranged into patterns are the basis for holograms, metamaterials and photonic crystals.
Date:
01/07/2016
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