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Astronomy in the City - Gravitational Waves Special

Date
17/02/2016
Description
An entirely new era of astronomy begins after the detection of gravitational waves. In this special Astronomy in the City, learn about gravitational waves, Einstein's theory of gravity, black holes and how this discovery will change our understanding of the Universe.

Astronomy in the City - 9 March 2016

Date
09/03/2016
Description
Join 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 Distinguished Lecture: Professor Dave Charlton

Date
09/03/2016
Description
Professor Dave Charlton, Spokesperson of the ATLAS Collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, delivers the next EPS Distinguished Lecture on the future of the world's largest scientific instrument.

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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Poynting Physical Society Update – November 2015

Description
It's been a busy start to the new academic year for Poynting Physical Society. President Will Barker tells us more.

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.

Poynting Physical Society Update – July 2015

Description
It'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

Description
The 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

Description
To 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

Women in Science and Engineering Society - July 2015
Description
It'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.
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