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University launches new institute to address biggest issues facing society

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250 years after the creation of the Lunar Society, which brought together leading industrialists, academics and philosophers to debate the biggest issues affecting society, the University of Birmingham is launching an Institute of Advanced Studies with a similar remit.
Date:
Tuesday 9th April 2013
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences

Student observations of Comet Ison herald a new era at Wast Hills Observatory

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University of Birmingham undergraduates have made history by capturing an early glimpse of the eagerly anticipated Comet Ison during the last ever observation at the University's Wast Hills Observatory before a major upgrade project begins.
Date:
Wednesday 27th March 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Senior particle physicist from Birmingham takes on lead role at the ATLAS experiment

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Dave Charlton, Professor of Particle Physics at the University of Birmingham's School of Physics and Astronomy, takes up the position of Spokesperson, the overall scientific lead, for the ATLAS project at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN, on 1 March 2013.
Date:
Friday 15th March 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham hosts one-off Arts and Science Festival

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The University of Birmingham is set to host its first Arts & Science Festival to showcase the wealth of ideas, research and collaboration across its campus. Running from Monday 18 to Sunday 24 March 2013 at various venues across the University's Edgbaston and Selly Oak campuses, the festival is open to enthusiastic and curious minds from the University and the general public.
Date:
Wednesday 13th March 2013
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences

University of Birmingham receives £5.9 million to assess the underworld

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The University of Birmingham will receive one of four large grants as part of a multi- million pound investment in leading engineering research projects to be announced by Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts today (12 March 2013).
Date:
Tuesday 12th March 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

University launches bold new initiative to attract brightest students

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The University of Birmingham has launched a bold and innovative new initiative to attract the very brightest students by making unconditional offers to a targeted group of high performing applicants.
Date:
Friday 8th March 2013
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences

University of Birmingham in Guangzhou to develop next steps for strategic partnership

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Senior representatives from the University of Birmingham are visiting Guangzhou this week to enhance the institution's extensive links with partners in the region.
Date:
Monday 25th February 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences

Small sun hosts mini planet in distant solar system

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Scientists have detected a rocky planet that is smaller than Mercury, the smallest planet in our solar system, orbiting a solar-type star 80% of the size and mass of the Sun, according to research published in the journal Nature today (Wednesday 20 February 2013). The exact dimensions of the star, and the absolute size of the planet, were determined by asteroseismologists led by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Wednesday 20th February 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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