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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

Royal Society Fellowship awarded for advanced robotic nuclear decommissioning research

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Dr. Rustam Stolkin, Senior Birmingham Fellow in Robotics, has recently been awarded a Royal Society Industry Fellowship, entitled 'Advanced robotic manipulation for nuclear decommissioning'.
Date:
25/08/2016

25 years of the World Wide Web

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Today, August 23 2016, we commemorate 25 years of public access to the World Wide Web
Date:
23/08/2016

Nuclear physicist highly commended at L'Oreal UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship Programme

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Dr Tzany Kokalova Wheldon from the School of Physics and Astronomy has been highly commended at the L'Oreal UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship programme.
Date:
28/07/2016

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

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
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