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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

Gravitational waves observed from another cosmic collision of a pair of black holes

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The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration identify a further gravitational wave event in the data from the Advanced LIGO detectors
Date:
15/06/2016

Military needs a more realistic approach to virtual reality

Military needs a more realistic approach to virtual reality
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The worlds of warfare and virtual reality are an appealing combination. Millions of fans of Call of Duty would no doubt jump from their sofas at the chance to immerse themselves in a 3D version of the game, given the right kit. But the serious side of this combination is appealing too. Using virtual reality to train soldiers and other military personnel is a much safer (and cheaper) option for governments and their defence organisations. So what does the future hold for virtual reality technologies and their military applications?
Date:
02/06/2016

Memorandum of Understanding signed between British Geological Survey and University of Birmingham

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The British Geological Survey and the University of Birmingham have signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen future collaboration and open new opportunities for research.
Date:
19/05/2016

Birmingham's aero engine expert flies the flag in China

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A University of Birmingham aerospace expert flew the flag in China talking to students about the benefits of British higher education.
Date:
17/05/2016

Special Breakthrough Prize awarded for detection of gravitational waves

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The Selection Committee of the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics has announced a special prize recognising scientists and engineers involved in the transformational detection of gravitational waves.
Date:
04/05/2016

Virtual Reality: The Future Of Military Training

Virtual Reality: The Future Of Military Training
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Training military personnel is essential before they face real-life situations in the field but the training is resource intensive, time consuming and expensive. Technology is advancing at an ever increasing pace and military equipment can struggle to keep up.
Date:
20/04/2016
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