News and events In 'News and events' European Research Council grant awarded to support Higgs boson researchNews and eventsTalks and Seminars Back to 'Physics and Astronomy' Events IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics Date16 - 20/07/2017DescriptionThe 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. Displaying 1 to 1 of 1 See our Talks and Seminars page. News Hot super-Earths stripped by host stars: 'cooked' planets shrink due to radiation DescriptionAstrophysicists at the University of Birmingham have used data from the NASA Kepler space telescope to discover a class of extrasolar planets whose atmospheres have been stripped away by their host stars, according to research published in the journal Nature Communications today (11 April 2016). New Staff in Physics & Astronomy, December 2015 - April 2016 DescriptionA round-up of new Physics and Astronomy staff members December 2015 - April 2016 Observation of nonlinear rotational Doppler effect of light DescriptionScientists at the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with the University of Paderborn, have proved experimentally for the first time the rotational Doppler effect in nonlinear optics . Doctoral students awarded top prizes in EPSRC photo competition DescriptionTwo Birmingham PhD students have been awarded second and third place in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) photography competition. Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction DescriptionFor the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos. The hunt is on for gravitational waves DescriptionBirmingham physicists have designed and built components for the most sensitive instruments in the world called Advanced LIGO, and developed the techniques essential to tease out the signatures of gravitational waves from the data. My week at the Baikonur Cosmodrome - with Professor Mike Cruise DescriptionAs UK astronaut Tim Peake makes his landmark flight to the ISS, Professor Cruise will be providing us a daily update from the launch site in Kazakhstan. Nuclear Decommissioning requires education and training to advance future talent in the sector DescriptionThe decommissioning of nuclear facilities is growing worldwide, creating job opportunities at all educational levels. Nuclear decommissioning is the industrial process of dismantling and decontaminating nuclear facilities and site remediation, removing them from regulatory control. Swarovski collaborate with University of Birmingham physicists DescriptionSwarovski, 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 DescriptionThe 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. Displaying 21 to 30 of 138 Previous 1 2 3 4 5 … Next .