News and events In 'News and events' News and eventsTalks and Seminars Back to 'Physics and Astronomy' News items and events relating to the School of Physics and Astronomy. Events Astronomy in the City Date14/10/2015DescriptionJoin us for another instalment of the popular Astronomy in the City. Learn about astrophysics and astronomy with talks on this month's night sky and current research; a question and answer session with our friendly expert panel, and the chance to observe (weather permitting) with the Astronomy Society's portable telescopes and the University's historic Grubb telescope. EPS Christmas Lecture – Professor Mark Miodownik Date08/12/2015DescriptionEverything is made of something and that stuff is changing all the time. In this lecture Professor Mark Miodownik, materials scientist and engineer, broadcaster and author, reveals the changes to the material world that are coming our way, from bionic people with synthetic organs to living buildings and objects that heal themselves. Join us at this EPS Christmas Lecture and prepare to marvel at mankind's material creativity. Displaying 1 to 2 of 2 See our Talks and Seminars page. News HRH The Duke of York, KG visits Birmingham's quantum technology labs DescriptionThe Duke of York visited the School of Physics at Birmingham on Tuesday 29th September to see new developments in the area of quantum technology. Detecting gravitational waves in space: LISA Pathfinder test mission launch imminent DescriptionLISA Pathfinder (LPF), the test mission to demonstrate new technologies necessary for the planned gravitational wave observatory eLISA, will be shipped to the spaceport in Kourou on September 3rd, 2015, in preparation for launch. Physics and Astronomy receives top marks for student satisfaction DescriptionParticipants in the National Student Survey (NSS) have ranked Physics and Astronomy highly at the University of Birmingham with 96 student satisfaction. New breath test shows possible biomarker for early-stage liver disease diagnosis DescriptionA natural compound called limonene, which is found in oranges and lemons, could be indicative in early-stage diagnosis of liver disease, according to research published in the journal EBioMedicine by researchers in the Molecular Physics Group at the University of Birmingham. Poynting Physical Society Update – July 2015 DescriptionIt's been a busy year for Poynting Physical Society - the committee tell us more. Matt Harrison chosen as one of our 12 Alumni to watch DescriptionThe University's 300,000th student will graduate this summer and join our alumni community. To celebrate this occasion we asked staff and students for nominations for our 300,000th alumni and our Top 12 Alumni to watch. Final year Physics student Matt Harrison was one of those and we will be following his journey into graduate life. Women in Engineering: Past, Present and Future DescriptionTo celebrate National Women in Engineering Day on 23 June British Gas Business held a panel event featuring prominent female engineers. Joanne Adeluola, 1st Year MSci Chemistry student and President of the University's Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Society, was invited to join and tells us more. Women in Science and Engineering Society - July 2015 DescriptionIt's been a busy year for the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Society, as they work to provide as many events and opportunities as possible to members across the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences to integrate, form networks and to help inspire the next generation of female scientists and engineers. The committee tell us more. New Staff in Physics & Astronomy, March – June 2015 DescriptionA round-up of new Physics and Astronomy staff members March – June 2015 Hello from NucSoc DescriptionNucSoc is the University of Birmingham's undergraduate Nuclear Society. We aim to provide the nuclear student body with academic support and socials throughout their time at Birmingham. The 2014/15 and 2015/16 committees tell us more. Displaying 1 to 10 of 119 Previous 1 2 3 4 5 … Next .