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Nobel Prize winners receive honorary degrees from the University of Birmingham

Nobel Prize winners receive honorary degrees from the University of Birmingham
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Two Nobel Prize-winning physicists have received honorary degrees from the University of Birmingham.

CERN experiment discovers a new, very charming particle

CERN experiment discovers a new, very charming particle
Description
Five years on from discovering the Higgs boson, an international team, including scientists from the University of Birmingham, has discovered a brand new heavy particle at the LHCb experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Musical Sun reduces range of magnetic activity

Musical Sun reduces range of magnetic activity
Description
A study of the Sun led by the University of Birmingham using sound waves suggests that the layer in which the significant magnetic activity is located has grown thinner in recent years.

Birmingham Professor who helped discover Higgs boson particle recognised for his leadership in experimental physics

Description
The Institute of Physics has awarded Birmingham Particle Physicist Professor David Charlton the Richard Glazebrook Medal and Prize in recognition of his leadership in experimental particle physics.

Coordinates of more than 23,000 atoms in technologically important material mapped

Description
We are part of an international collaboration that has mapped – for the first time – the coordinates of more than 23,000 individual atoms in a tiny iron-platinum nanoparticle to reveal the inherent defects in its structural and chemical order.

'Einstein was right' - Third detection of gravitational waves sheds light on physics of merging black holes

'Einstein was right' - Third detection of gravitational waves sheds light on physics of merging black holes
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The LIGO-Virgo Team – a worldwide team of research institutions, including the University of Birmingham – has detected a new gravitational-wave signal emanating from the collision of two black holes. The discovery adds further evidence for Einstein's famous theory of general relativity, and confirms the existence of a previously unknown population of black holes.

Birmingham's Physics and Astronomy ranked third in the UK

Birmingham's Physics and Astronomy ranked third in the UK
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The Guardian University Guide 2018 reveals that Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham ranks third in the UK.

Birmingham scientist wins national photo competition

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Steven Hale from the University of Birmingham has been named overall winner of a national photography competition, #TechniciansMakeitHappen, a campaign celebrating the UK's 1.5 million technicians.
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EPS Societies' Awards 2018

Date
06/06/2018
Description
Returning for their fifth year, the EPS Societies' Awards are the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences' annual celebration of our 25 student groups.
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