News and events In 'News and events' News and eventsTalks and Seminars Back to 'Physics and Astronomy' Events Astronomy in the City - 9 March 2016 Date09/03/2016DescriptionJoin 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 Date09/03/2016DescriptionProfessor 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 Date16/07/2017DescriptionThe 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 3 of 3 See our Talks and Seminars page. News A glimpse into how the weather was foretold in 1886 DescriptionJohn Henry Poynting was the first professor of Physics at Mason College, which later became the University of Birmingham. A few months ago his granddaughter Elizabeth (now aged over 90) visited the University, and Dr Robert Whitworth had the pleasure of showing her items relating to her grandfather in the Department that he had founded. 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. Displaying 31 to 40 of 130 Previous … 2 3 4 5 6 … Next .