News and events In 'News and events' News and eventsTalks and Seminars Back to 'Physics and Astronomy' Events EPS Autumn Lecture Series: Professor Ilya Mandel's Inaugural Lecture Date09/11/2016DescriptionSinging binaries: Listening to the chirps of black holes Women in Technology Conference 2.0 Date12/11/2016DescriptionJoin us on Saturday 12 November for the second edition of the Women in Technology Conference. Co-hosted by the University's Women In Science and Engineering (WISE), Out in Stem (oSTEM) and Computer Science Societies (CSS), this day-long conference will be a celebration of women working in, or aspiring to, one of the world's fastest growing industries. IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics Date16 - 20/07/2017DescriptionThe International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) is delighted to announce that the 6th conference in this series will be hosted by Birmingham, UK. The conference will be held in July 2017 at the University of Birmingham, organised in partnership with the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Universities of Nottingham and Warwick. Having all been awarded Juno Champion status by IOP, the three universities' physics departments are strongly committed to promoting diversity and look forward to being fully involved in the conference. Displaying 1 to 3 of 3 See our Talks and Seminars page. News The dawn of gravitational wave astronomy DescriptionThe first detection of gravitational waves announced earlier this year by the LIGO-Virgo Team has quickly been honoured with many of the most prestigious prizes in physics and science and is widely regarded as one of the scientific breakthroughs of the decade. 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics given for breakthroughs made at the University of Birmingham DescriptionTwo former University of Birmingham academics, Professor David Thouless and Professor Mike Kosterlitz, have been recognised by the award of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work into the discoveries of the properties of matter. University of Birmingham announces £6m for UK's first Institute of Gravitational Wave Astronomy DescriptionThe University of Birmingham is set to invest £6 million in a new Institute of Gravitational Wave Astronomy – the first of its kind in the UK. Strong results for Physics and Astronomy in Times guide DescriptionPhysics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham has maintained its sixth position in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. Scientists visualise quantum behaviour of hot electrons for first time DescriptionScientists have, for the first time, identified a method of visualising the quantum behaviour of electrons on a surface. The findings present a promising step forward towards being able to manipulate and control the behaviour of high energy, or 'hot', electrons. A tight squeeze for electrons – quantum effects observed in 'one-dimensional' wires DescriptionResearchers have observed quantum effects in electrons by squeezing them into one-dimensional 'quantum wires' and observing the interactions between them. The results could be used to aid in the development of quantum technologies, including quantum computing. European Research Council grant awarded to support Higgs boson research DescriptionThe European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Dr Konstantinos Nikolopoulos from the School of Physics and Astronomy a grant of €1.5M to support further research into the Higgs boson. Bright sparks discovered via University's project with Birmingham Girls School DescriptionThe value of studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects at 'A' Level has been shown to boost girls' potential earning power by as much as 33%. Encouraging girls to study these subjects at A level has been a long term focus of government policy since 2010. Cosmic giants on cosmic scales: how to measure the Universe DescriptionOur planets orbit the Sun, and our solar system (as well as many others) orbit the centre of our galaxy, also known as the 'Milky Way'. But did you know that galaxies also orbit around each other? We call these systems galaxy groups and galaxy clusters, and they form some of the largest structures in the observable Universe. Physics and Astronomy receives top marks for student satisfaction DescriptionStudents who participated in the National Student Survey (NSS) have ranked Physics and Astronomy highly at the University of Birmingham with 96% student satisfaction. Displaying 1 to 10 of 143 Previous 1 2 3 4 5 … Next .