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 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. AstroSoc Update - July 2014 DescriptionIt's been an exciting and enjoyable year for the Astronomical Society with a growing portfolio of events and projects. AstroSoc President Paul Carter summarises 2014. Small nuclear reactors may be the key to a low-carbon future DescriptionTake a hard look at the painful process of de-carbonising the UK's electricity supply, and it's clear that the options on the table are not great. Dr Elizabeth Blackburn receives early career award from Institute of Physics DescriptionThe Institute of Physics announced its 2014 award winners. Dr Elizabeth Blackburn, Reader in Experimental Physics, was awarded the Moseley medal for distinguished early career research in experimental physics. Birmingham goes 'Beyond the Boson' at the Royal Society DescriptionScientists from the University of Birmingham are showcasing ground breaking research into the Higgs boson at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2014. Displaying 41 to 50 of 119 Previous … 3 4 5 6 7 … Next .