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Complete University Guide 2017

Complete University Guide 2017
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The 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

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The 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

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Dr 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

Drone technology used for radiation detection
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Drone 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

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Astrophysicists 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).

Observation of nonlinear rotational Doppler effect of light

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Scientists 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

Doctoral students awarded top prizes in EPSRC photo competition
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Two 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

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For 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

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Birmingham 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

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As 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.
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EPS Societies' Awards 2018

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06/06/2018
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Returning for their fifth year, the EPS Societies' Awards are the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences' annual celebration of our 25 student groups.
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