News and events In 'News and events' Singing binaries: listening to the chirps of black holesNews and eventsTalks and Seminars Back to 'Physics and Astronomy' Events Astronomy in the City Date25/01/2017DescriptionJoin 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. Can we turn nano-science into a manufacturing industry? Date14/02/2017 - 14/03/2017DescriptionThe fundamentals of nano-science lie in the precise manipulation of atoms and molecules - architecture on the atomic scale. Mini Big Bangs in ALICE and the CERN LHC Date14/03/2017DescriptionDavid Evans, Professor in High Energy Physics, will explain the physics behind the LHC and, in particular, the ALICE Experiment. His talk will include some audience participation and demonstrations with liquid nitrogen and is aimed at all age groups. EPS Societies' Awards 2017 Date07/06/2017DescriptionReturning for their fourth year, the EPS Societies' Awards are the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences' annual celebration of our 24 student groups. 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 5 of 5 See our Talks and Seminars page. News Gravitational waves observed from another cosmic collision of a pair of black holes DescriptionThe 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 DescriptionCongratulations to PhD student Mat Schofield, who has won the University Graduate School "Three Minute Thesis" research presentation competition. LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations DescriptionThe 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 DescriptionAstrophysicists 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 DescriptionThe 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 DescriptionThe 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 DescriptionThe 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 DescriptionDr 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 DescriptionDrone 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. 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). Displaying 21 to 30 of 146 Previous 1 2 3 4 5 … Next .