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Birmingham goes 'Beyond the Boson' at the Royal Society

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Scientists from the University of Birmingham are showcasing ground breaking research into the Higgs boson at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2014.
Date:
30/06/2014

Civil Engineering graduates recognised for excellence in geotechnical engineering

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Two graduates from the School of Civil Engineering recently received the high accolade of being shortlisted for the Ground Engineering's Young Geotechnical Engineer award 2014. Janvi Shah was announced as the winner and Chris Shaw was highly commended at a prestigious awards ceremony, which took place in May.
Date:
24/06/2014

Advanced materials research recognised at international conference

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James MacDonald, PhD student in the Advanced Materials and Processing lab, School of Metallurgy and Materials has won the Best Poster Prize at the International Conference on Hot Isostatic Pressing Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, attended by over 170 guests from 21 countries.
Date:
24/06/2014

Making Mini Big Bangs at the Large Hadron Collider

Making Mini Big Bangs at the Large Hadron Collider
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Much has been made of the discovery of the Higgs boson – the elementary particle pivotal to the Standard Model of physics – and rightly so. Yet the so-called 'God particle', hypothesised for so long and finally confirmed in 2012, is responsible for only one per cent of the mass of the visible universe. The other 99 per cent is due to the Strong Force.Professor David Evans, School of Physics and Astronomy, talks about his work at the Large Hadron Collider.
Date:
24/06/2014

Pepper the emotional robot may just make you angry

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Dr Nick Hawes writes for The Conversation.
Date:
24/06/2014

Transformative new approach to glucose sensor devices

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College Best Publication Award. John S. Fossey (Chemistry), Paula Mendes (Chemical Engineering) and others from the University Birmingham, UK, along with collaborators at the University of Bath (Tony James), UK, and at the East China University of Science and Technology (Yitao Long), China, produced two back to back papers on the development of glucose sensors, which appeared in Analyst.
Date:
24/06/2014

Funding boost for research into harmonic analysis

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Dr Maria Carmen Reguera, Birmingham Fellow in the School of Mathematics is among 13 top scientists to receive a funding boost for her research from the VINNOVA programme, Mobility for Growth.
Date:
23/06/2014

Funding strengthens UK-Rio research links

Funding strengthens UK-Rio research links
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The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham have a new funding agreement to work with leading research institutions in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. The agreement will initially support up to 10 collaborative research projects over two rounds of funding worth £340,000.
Date:
23/06/2014

Poll places Birmingham academics among world's most influential researchers

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Four academics from the University of Birmingham have been named as Highly Cited Researchers in a prestigious list of the world's leading scientific minds.
Date:
20/06/2014

Clark Lecture 2014: Steve Yianni, Chief Executive, Transport Systems Catapult Ltd

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The fifth instalment of the School of Civil Engineering's annual Clark Lecture was this year delivered by Steve Yianni, Chief Executive at Transport Systems Catapult Ltd.
Date:
18/06/2014

Recent research grants in Engineering and Physical Sciences

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A selection of recent research awards in Engineering and Physical Sciences totalling in excess of £1.4 million. From aerospace coatings to railways and more...
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17/06/2014

G4S takes on a new recruit

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Bob, the autonomous robot starts work as a trainee security officer
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16/06/2014

Birmingham shortlisted for National College for High Speed Rail

Birmingham shortlisted for National College for High Speed Rail
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Birmingham is one of four locations across the country to have been shortlisted to become the home of the National College for High Speed Rail. The new College 'hub' and a number of 'spokes' based across the country will provide training to the next generation of engineers working on the HS2 project and beyond.
Date:
13/06/2014

EPS in the media - June 2014

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Robots, molecules have no morals and more
Date:
10/06/2014

Molecules have no morals: ecstasy godfather Alexander Shulgin's legacy

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Dr Simon Cotton writes for The Conversation.
Date:
10/06/2014

Privacy versus security – how to minimize the access to our personal data

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham announce that they have devised a method to make governments and other agencies more accountable for the data they collect from email communications, mobile phones and travel passes.
Date:
09/06/2014

Global impact in Engineering and Physical Sciences: Leading the way in computer and electrical engineering

Global impact in Engineering and Physical Sciences: Leading the way in computer and electrical engineering
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Professor Xin Yao, Professor of Computer Science and Director of the joint USTC-Birmingham Research Institute, and Professor Ian McLoughlin Professor in Electronic Engineering and Information Science at USTC and Birmingham alumnus, discuss the significance of international collaboration in their fields.
Date:
04/06/2014

Recent research grants in Engineering and Physical Sciences

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A selection of recent research awards in Engineering and Physical Sciences totalling in excess of 900K. From novel implants to friction welding and more...
Date:
30/05/2014

Randomness to the rescue: If in doubt, flip a coin

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Until recently, combinatorics – the study of finite or countable discrete structures – was only a relatively small area within mathematics. Over the last few years, it has grown rapidly and today it is a well-established and very active field. Professor Deryk Osthus discusses the world leading Birmingham combinatorics study.
Date:
29/05/2014

Advanced materials research recognised by First Prize for Innovation for Product and Technology

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SAFRAN Prize: The University of Birmingham Advanced Materials and Processing laboratory led by Dr Moataz Attallah from the School of Metallurgy and Materials has received recognition for its contribution to the Use of Metal 3D Printing Technology (known as Selective Laser Melting Process) for Hot Section Parts of a Gas Turbine project in partnership with MicroTurbo and MONASH University.
Date:
29/05/2014
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