Physics and Astronomy Community

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Welcome to your Physics and Astronomy Community: a network for alumni, students, faculty and friends from the School of Physics and Astronomy and part of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Community.

Whether a student, recent graduate or seasoned alumnus, let us know where you are and what you are doing.



Contact us

EPS Alumni Office
College of Engineering and
Physical Sciences
Poynting Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Connect with us today to keep up to date with the latest news, find old friends or join us at one of our events.


You are welcome to attend the many seminars and talks held at the School, including the fortnightly colloquia.

Community news

New Staff in Physics & Astronomy, July–November 2013

A round-up of new Physics and Astronomy staff members July-November 2013.

John Yarwood Memorial Medal, Prize and Exhibition in California

The John Yarwood Memorial Medal has been awarded to Richard Palmer, Professor of Experimental Physics and Head of the Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory (NPRL), by the British Vacuum Council (BVC). The Medal accompanies the Senior Prize of the BVC; previous winners include Sir David King and Sir John Pendry.

How to cross the intellectual-practical divide—a case study in blue-skies entrepreneurship

Professor Richard Palmer, Professor of Experimental Physics, discusses his inventions, the spinout companies they've led to, and how you can get help from Alta Innovations to ensure your ideas reach the people who will benefit from them most.
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Alumni profiles

  • Hannah Vaughan
    Trainee Pilot, British Airways Future Pilot Programme
  • Andy Johns
    Teacher and Head of Year, Dollar Academy
  • Catherine Goode
    Games Designer, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Mark Thurston
    Patent Attorney, Barker Brettell LLP, Ph.D. Astrophysics (2000)
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