News and events In 'News and events' News and eventsTalks and Seminars Back to 'Physics and Astronomy' News items and events relating to the School of Physics and Astronomy. Events Astronomy in the City Date14/10/2015DescriptionJoin 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 Christmas Lecture – Professor Mark Miodownik Date08/12/2015DescriptionEverything is made of something and that stuff is changing all the time. In this lecture Professor Mark Miodownik, materials scientist and engineer, broadcaster and author, reveals the changes to the material world that are coming our way, from bionic people with synthetic organs to living buildings and objects that heal themselves. Join us at this EPS Christmas Lecture and prepare to marvel at mankind's material creativity. Displaying 1 to 2 of 2 See our Talks and Seminars page. News New Staff in Physics & Astronomy, November 2014 – February 2015 DescriptionA round-up of new Physics and Astronomy staff members November 2014 – February 2015 AstroSoc Update - March 2015 DescriptionWith the new committee taking up the reigns, the future of AstroSoc looks bright with lots of exciting activities and events for people to get involved with. Outgoing Chair Paul Carter tells us more. Hello from NucSoc DescriptionNucSoc is the University of Birmingham's undergraduate Nuclear Society. We aim to provide the nuclear student body with academic support and socials throughout their time at Birmingham. Will Moncaster, NucSoc Secretary, tells us more. Poynting Physical Society Update – March 2015 DescriptionAfter a successful first term for the Poynting Physical Society with demand high for events, the second term has continued in the same fashion as even more "PPS records" have been broken! Vice-President Ceri Bradshaw tells us more. Welcome to WISE – Women in Science and Engineering Society DescriptionThe Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Society are the newest student group to join the EPS Community. 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. Annabel Fitzgerald tells us more. Maggie Lieu makes Mars One shortlist DescriptionFrom 202,586 hopefuls, to the 100 would-be astronauts. An astrophysics student studying for a PhD in The School of Physics and Astronomy at Birmingham was named on the shortlist of candidates selected to set up the first human colony on Mars. Memorandum of Understanding signed with The National Physical Laboratory DescriptionThe National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Birmingham that will see scientists from both institutes working collaboratively to develop new and exciting research capabilities. This builds on the active and established strong collaboration between both institutes within the Quantum Technology (QT) space. 'Astro-archaeological' discovery of replica solar system with Earth-sized planets from the dawn of Time DescriptionScientists led by University of Birmingham asteroseismologists have discovered a solar system with 5 Earth-sized planets dating back to the dawn of the Galaxy. Birmingham researchers build momentum at CERN with New Physics experiment DescriptionBirmingham Particle Physics research group successfully completed a pilot run of the NA62 experiment at test facility CERN on Monday 15 December 2014. The experiment is a continuation of the very successful charged and neutral program at CERN which started with NA48. In conversation: arts and science DescriptionCaroline Devine (our Leverhulme Artist in Residence) and Professor Bill Chaplin have taken part in a workshop co-organized by the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Cultural Value Project and Science in Culture Theme, together with the Arts@CERN project. "In conversation: arts and science" explores interactions between artists and scientists, with an emphasis on how collaborations could potentially influence actual practice in each of the respective disciplines. Displaying 21 to 30 of 119 Previous 1 2 3 4 5 … Next .