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University researchers joining forces with British biotech business to tackle global threat of antibiotic resistance

University researchers joining forces with British biotech business to tackle global threat of antibiotic resistance
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A new spray device to fight superbugs is being developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
08/11/2016

Students attend international Clean Energy Science and Technology Summer School

Students attend international Clean Energy Science and Technology Summer School
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The annual three-week summer school sponsored by EDF and the School of Metallurgy and Materials is an important opportunity to strengthen ties and share expertise. Five of our Nuclear Engineering students: Martin Donohue, Jonny Young, Tom Mitchell, Nadeem Khodabukus and Alex Turner, were joined by students from the Universities of Xiamen, Michigan and Leeds to explore the field of Clean Energy from an interdisciplinary and international perspective.
Date:
07/11/2016

Professor Mark Ryan inaugurated as HP Chair in Cyber Security

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Mark Ryan, Professor in Computer Security, has been inaugurated as HP Chair in Cyber Security.
Date:
03/11/2016

The dawn of gravitational wave astronomy

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The first detection of gravitational waves announced earlier this year by the LIGO-Virgo Team has quickly been honoured with many of the most prestigious prizes in physics and science and is widely regarded as one of the scientific breakthroughs of the decade.
Date:
06/10/2016

The dawn of gravitational wave astronomy

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The first detection of gravitational waves announced earlier this year by the LIGO-Virgo Team has quickly been honoured with many of the most prestigious prizes in physics and science and is widely regarded as one of the scientific breakthroughs of the decade.
Date:
06/10/2016

Two former Birmingham scientists awarded Nobel Prize for Physics

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Two former University of Birmingham academics, Professor David Thouless and Professor Mike Kosterlitz, have been recognised by the award of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work into the discoveries of the properties of matter.
Date:
04/10/2016

Scientists visualise quantum behaviour of hot electrons for first time

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Scientists have, for the first time, identified a method of visualising the quantum behaviour of electrons on a surface. The findings present a promising step forward towards being able to manipulate and control the behaviour of high energy, or 'hot', electrons.
Date:
28/09/2016

€8M EU funding to research innovative materials for hypersonic flight

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As the aerospace industry advances towards hypersonic flight, the quest for new, ground-breaking aircraft concepts has begun. For a vehicle to be considered hypersonic, it must travel at Mach 5 or above. Mach 5 is five times the speed of sound, or approximately 3,800 mph; that's fast enough to travel from London to New York in under an hour.
Date:
26/09/2016

Girls in STEM

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We recently ran our Girls in STEM day (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) for the fourth consecutive year. We welcomed 170 13 year old girls onto campus to inspire and encourage them in their STEM studies.
Date:
15/09/2016

European Research Council grant awarded to support Higgs boson research

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The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Dr Konstantinos Nikolopoulos from the School of Physics and Astronomy a grant of €1.5M to support further research into the Higgs boson.
Date:
09/09/2016
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