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IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics

Date
16 - 20/07/2017
Description
The 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.
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Antimatter Matters – new exhibit at Royal Society Exhibition

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Professor Christina Lazzeroni and Dr Nigel Watson are leading a team from the Particle Physics Research Group to support the Antimatter Matters exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.

Gravitational waves observed from another cosmic collision of a pair of black holes

Description
The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration identify a further gravitational wave event in the data from the Advanced LIGO detectors

PhD student Mat Schofield wins University Three Minute Thesis competition

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Congratulations to PhD student Mat Schofield, who has won the University Graduate School "Three Minute Thesis" research presentation competition.

LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations

Description
The European Space Agency's LISA Pathfinder mission has successfully demonstrated the technology needed to build a space-based gravitational wave observatory, with sophisticated electronics from University of Birmingham at the heart of the instrument.

Asteroseismologists listen to the relics of the Milky Way: sounds from the oldest stars in our Galaxy

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Astrophysicists from the University of Birmingham have captured the sounds of some of the oldest stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, according to research published in the Royal Astronomical Society journal Monthly Notices.

Birmingham's Physics and Astronomy ranked second in the UK

Birmingham's Physics and Astronomy ranked second in the UK
Description
The Guardian University Guide 2017 reveals that Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham has risen two places to second in the UK. The courses have also been recognised as first in the Russell Group rising one place since last year's league table.

Complete University Guide 2017

Complete University Guide 2017
Description
The Complete University Guide 2017 league table reveals that Engineering and Physical Sciences subjects at Birmingham continue to perform well with four subjects ranking in the top ten nationally in their category.

Special Breakthrough Prize awarded for detection of gravitational waves

Description
The Selection Committee of the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics has announced a special prize recognising scientists and engineers involved in the transformational detection of gravitational waves.

Rotation of low-mass stars stops slowing down as they get older

Description
Dr Guy Davies has discovered in his latest paper that the rotation of low-mass stars stops slowing down as they get older.

Drone technology used for radiation detection

Drone technology used for radiation detection
Description
Drone technologies and their importance as platforms for testing new flight-ready sensor concepts have been growing. Such practice is beneficial for aerial surveys, supporting defence and heritage projects in the development of detailed 3D models from aerial video.
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