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 Shining a light on black holes: Revolutionising our understanding of the universe from the dawn of time DescriptionProfessor 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. LHC experiments are back in business at a new record energy DescriptionGeneva, 03 June, 2015. Birmingham physicists eagerly await results as CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) starts to deliver physics data today for the first time in 27 months. Major research project to detect gravitational waves is underway DescriptionA research project to detect gravitational waves, minute ripples in the fabric of space and that were predicted by Einstein, was officially launched on May 19, 2015. Professor Yvonne Elsworth elected Royal Society Fellow DescriptionCongratulations to Professor Yvonne Elsworth on her election as a Fellow of the Royal Society, a fellowship of many of the world's most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering and medicine. What next at the Large Hadron Collider? DescriptionIt is rare for an academic discipline to double the observable landscape that it's able to study, but that's what's currently happening in particle physics. Over the past two years, around 400 engineers and technicians have together put in about a million hours to prepare the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to produce collisions between protons at almost twice the energy previously attained. Looking for ancient planetary worlds: the search for our roots in the cradle of the Milky Way DescriptionA 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 DescriptionStaff 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. SFEN Convention explores future collaboration with UK and France in nuclear energy DescriptionProfessor Martin Freer, Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute, represented the UK and the University of Birmingham at the French Society of Nuclear Energy (SFEN) Convention on Thursday 5 March 2015. The French Society of Nuclear Energy (SFEN) is the French hub of knowledge on nuclear energy, bringing together 3600 professionals, engineers, technicians, teachers, students, industrial sites and French nuclear research organisations. Birmingham says global demand for 'cold' should be taken seriously with launch of new Policy Commission DescriptionThe University of Birmingham announces today (16 March 2015) the launch of a new policy commission entitled 'Doing Cold Smarter'. It will investigate how the growing demand for 'cold' and cooling, which is required to address global challenges of hunger, disease and population growth, can be met without causing environmental ruin. A glimpse into how the weather was foretold in 1886 DescriptionJohn Henry Poynting was the first professor of Physics at Mason College, which later became the University of Birmingham. A few months ago his granddaughter Elizabeth (now aged over 90) visited the University, and Dr Robert Whitworth had the pleasure of showing her items relating to her grandfather in the Department that he had founded. Displaying 11 to 20 of 119 Previous 1 2 3 4 5 … Next .