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.

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Contact us

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

eps-community@contacts.bham.ac.uk

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

 Events

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

Community news

Shining a light on black holes: Revolutionising our understanding of the universe from the dawn of time

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Professor Andreas Freise and the Gravitational Wave Group have been listening in to the universe's 'gravity channel' - ripples in space-time caused by violent cosmic events such as the explosion of stars or the collision of two black holes to revolutionise our understanding of the universe.

Looking for ancient planetary worlds: the search for our roots in the cradle of the Milky Way

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A team led by the University of Birmingham's Dr Tiago Campante has discovered Kepler-444, a solar system 117 light years away from Earth. The system, has five Earth-sized planets and dates back to when the Universe was less than 20 per cent of its current age. The research made headlines around the world.

Birmingham astronomers provide commentary to solar eclipse in city centre

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Staff and students from the School of Physics and Astronomy will be at Birmingham Cathedral in St Philip's Square tomorrow (20 March 2015) to offer a scientific commentary on the eclipse.
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Alumni profiles

  • Andy Johns
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    Teacher and Head of Year, Dollar Academy
  • Catherine Goode
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    Games Designer, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Mark Thurston
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    Patent Attorney, Barker Brettell LLP, Ph.D. Astrophysics (2000)
  • Neil Young
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    Senior Research Scientist, Department of Materials, University of Oxford, PhD Physics (2007), MSci (Hons) Physics (2004)
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