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

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.

Birmingham Physics graduate encourages music students to play with their phones

Former physics student, Stuart Bahn, left Birmingham with a degree in physics. He then decided to move to London to pursue a career as a professional guitarist. Now a successful guitar tutor and business entrepreneur, Stuart has combined his science background with music to launch the first in a series of Android phone apps to help guitar students learn about the fundamentals behind great music, during otherwise 'dead time'.

New Physics and Astronomy staff members in 2013

A round-up of new Physics and Astronomy staff members in 2013.
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Alumni profiles

  • 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)
  • Neil Young
    Senior Research Scientist, Department of Materials, University of Oxford, PhD Physics (2007), MSci (Hons) Physics (2004)
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