News and events In 'News and events' News and eventsTalks and Seminars Back to 'Physics and Astronomy' Events 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 1 of 1 See our Talks and Seminars page. News University of Birmingham Rocketry Society update - November 2014 DescriptionThe University of Birmingham Rocketry Society (UBRS) is the newest and most explosive EPS group yet! Dan Luckett, Maths student and Deputy Director-General, tells us more. Birmingham physicist elected UK ATLAS Physics Coordinator DescriptionDr Kostas Nikolopoulos, Birmingham Fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy, has been elected UK ATLAS Physics coordinator. Proton radiotherapy: hype, fiction and a few facts DescriptionProton beam therapy (or our preferred title of proton radiotherapy), is a form of radiotherapy delivered with beams of high energy protons rather than the more usual beams of high energy x-rays (or less frequently beams of electrons). It is part of the general field of particle radiotherapy that includes use of particles that are heavier than protons. Beams of carbon ions are the main topic for clinical research around the world, although there is also interest in other particles such as helium ions. Positive news for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences as University celebrates best ever performance in National Student Survey DescriptionBirmingham students are more satisfied with their teaching and learning than ever before according to The National Student Survey (NSS) – the most comprehensive measure of student satisfaction within higher education. The success was reflected in the College with the majority of the nine Schools seeing an increase in subject satisfaction. Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy and Computer Science saw outstanding results with 98% overall satisfaction. Nuclear Engineering Students visit Xiamen for Clean Energy Summer School DescriptionFour Nuclear Engineering students visited Xiamen, China, in June to participate in the Clean Energy Science and Technology Summer School. Triangulating Carbon-12 DescriptionInvestigations performed by members of the nuclear physics group at the MC40 cyclotron in Birmingham have uncovered a resonance at high-energy, the properties of which suggest that the protons and neutrons are clustered into three alpha particles arranged at the vertices of an equilateral triangle. This is the first time such a symmetry has been observed in nuclei and also a significant step into finally revealing the long sought after structure of the Hoyle state – the nuclear gateway for the synthesis of all heavier elements in the stars. Professor Yvonne Elsworth featured on BBC Radio Four's 'In our time' DescriptionHow was the Sun formed, and what do we know about its structure and the processes going on inside our nearest star? Select 'The Sun 10 Jul' podcast from the linked page. Physics at Birmingham research paper appears in prestigious journal. DescriptionProfessor Martin Freer's paper 'Carbon-12 Caught in a Triangle' featured in the high profile American Physics Society Journal. New Staff in Physics & Astronomy, March - July 2014 DescriptionA round-up of new Physics and Astronomy staff members March - July 2014 University of Birmingham launches the Rocketry Society DescriptionThe University of Birmingham Rocketry Society (UBRS) is the newest and most explosive EPS group yet! Dan Luckett, Maths student and Deputy Director-General, tells us more. Displaying 41 to 50 of 123 Previous … 3 4 5 6 7 … Next .