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IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics

Date
16/07/2017
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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Swarovski collaborate with University of Birmingham physicists

Swarovski collaborate with University of Birmingham physicists
Description
Swarovski, have collaborated with researchers from the Birmingham Solar Oscillations Network (BiSON) project in School of Physics and Astronomy to develop a soundscape inspired by the sun.

LISA Pathfinder en route to gravitational wave demonstration

Description
The European Space Agency's LISA Pathfinder lifted off earlier today on a Vega rocket from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on its way to demonstrate technology for observing gravitational waves from space.

Professor Shuang Zhang awarded Royal Society research accolade

Professor Shuang Zhang awarded Royal Society research accolade
Description
Professor Shuang Zhang from the School of Physics and Astronomy has received the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award for his work in metamaterials and plasmonics.

New Staff in Physics & Astronomy, July – October 2015

Description
A round-up of new Physics and Astronomy staff members July – October 2015

HRH The Duke of York, KG visits Birmingham's quantum technology labs

HRH The Duke of York, KG visits Birmingham's quantum technology labs
Description
The Duke of York visited the School of Physics and Astronomy 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

Description
LISA 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

Physics and Astronomy receives top marks for student satisfaction
Description
Participants 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

Description
A 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.

New Staff in Physics & Astronomy, March – June 2015

Description
A round-up of new Physics and Astronomy staff members March – June 2015

Shining a light on black holes: Revolutionising our understanding of the universe from the dawn of time

Description
Professor 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.
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