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Chemistry makes Christmas magical!

Description
From the enticing aroma of the turkey in the oven to the 'whoosh' of the flames as the brandy-soaked pudding comes alight, Christmas is a wonderful time for the senses. But have you ever considered the science behind our best-loved festive traditions?
Date:
22/12/2014

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space
Description
Local 'Daphnia' waterfleas are currently being prepared by scientists at the University of Birmingham for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will be observed by astronauts.
Date:
22/12/2014

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space

Description
Local 'Daphnia' waterfleas are currently being prepared by scientists at the University of Birmingham for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will be observed by astronauts.
Date:
22/12/2014

Professor Jim Al-Khalili delivers the first EPS Christmas Lecture

Professor Jim Al-Khalili delivers the first EPS Christmas Lecture
Description
On Wednesday 10 December Professor Jim Al-Khalili delivered the first EPS Christmas Lecture. In this lecture he selects some of his favourite scientific conundrums, from the Monty Hall problem to Olbers' paradox about why the sky gets dark at night and from Schrödinger's famous cat to those pesky demons of Maxwell and Laplace; prepared to be baffled.
Date:
19/12/2014

90% of School of Physics and Astronomy's research outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent

Description
The School of Physics and Astronomy's performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF), the system for assessing the quality of research in the UK higher education institutions, has highlighted that 90% of research outputs in the School were rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
Date:
18/12/2014

Postgraduate Research Conference on Sport Politics, Policy and Society

Postgraduate Research Conference on Sport Politics, Policy and Society
Description
A Report about the Postgraduate Research Conference on Sport Politics, Policy and Society, held at the University of Birmingham on the 4th December 2014.
Date:
16/12/2014

Indonesia's Ambassador to the UN receives Honorary Doctorate

Indonesia's Ambassador to the UN receives Honorary Doctorate
Description
Current Indonesian Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), His Excellency (H. E.) Dr Desra Percaya has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK. Dr Percaya was named Doctor of the University (DUniv) on Thursday 11 December in the University's historic Great Hall, in the presence of hundreds of graduands and their families.
Date:
12/12/2014

High Speed Rail Conference Highlights

High Speed Rail Conference Highlights
Description
To mark the 50th anniversary of the first Shinkansen high-speed line in Japan, over 250 academic and industry leaders attended the High Speed Rail conference, hosted at the University of Birmingham on Monday 8 - Wednesday 11 December.
Date:
11/12/2014

Law Society's Human Rights Week events

Law Society's Human Rights Week events
Description
Events co-organised by Birmingham Law School's Dr Rosa Freedman
Date:
10/12/2014

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - December 2014

Description
Alan Turing's legacy is even bigger than we realise
Date:
09/12/2014
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