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

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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.

Brexit, Brum and Big Science

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Last week, we hosted a major international particle physics conference on campus at The University of Birmingham. Over 300 participants from 41 countries discussed a wide range of scientific questions connected to the CERN Large Hadron Collider where five years ago the University played a central role in the Nobel-prize recognised Higgs boson discovery.

Scientists make progress on unravelling the puzzle of merging black holes

Scientists make progress on unravelling the puzzle of merging black holes
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Astrophysicists at the University of Birmingham have made progress in understanding a key mystery of gravitational-wave astrophysics: how two black holes can come together and merge.

Birmingham Fellow receives Computer Simulation Technology award

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Miguel Navarro-Cia, from the School of Physics and Astronomy, has recently been awarded the Computer Simulation Technology (CST) Publication Award 2016.

Seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting TRAPPIST-1

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News in the international science media has been dominated this week by the ground-breaking discovery of seven potentially habitable Earth-sized planets orbiting the red-dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, which lies only 39 lies years from the solar system.

Birmingham particle physicists are pioneering efforts to explain how matter acquires its mass

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After discovering the long-sought Higgs boson, Birmingham particle physicists are pioneering efforts to explain how matter acquires its mass.

Physics and Astronomy PhD student wins Hartle Award

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A PhD student from the School of Physics and Astronomy has recently won the Hartle Award for the best student talk in her session at the 21st International conference on General Relativity and Gravitation in New York (GR21). The conference was organised under the sponsorships of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation.
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EPS Societies' Awards 2018

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06/06/2018
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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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