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 Professor Sir Martin Sweeting delivers the inaugural EPS Distinguished Lecture DescriptionOn Wednesday 5th March Professor Sir Martin Sweeting, Director of the Surrey Space Centre, delivered the first EPS Distinguished Lecture. Students Ceri Bradshaw, Rob Brennan-Craddock and Graham Kirkby summarise the event. Echoes of the Big Bang DescriptionProfessor Alberto Vecchio discusses world-leading research into gravitational wave theory. Newton's constant of gravitation - a physical constant too difficult to measure? DescriptionCollege Best Publication Award for 'Improved Determination of G Using Two Methods'. Professor Clive Speake and coauthors recently published results of a determination of the value of Newton's constant of gravitation, G (Physics Review Letters 111,101102, 2013). Sounding the stars at Thinktank DescriptionMembers of the HiROS research group took part in the "Meet the Scientist" outreach event at the Birmingham Thinktank Museum. The group presented a variety of activities related to sound and resonance, results on "sounding stars" with asteroseismology, and a "create your own exoplanet lightcurve" activity, all of which proved popular with children and their parents. The Anatomy Of A Scientific Rumor DescriptionThe discovery of the Higgs boson was one of the landmark discoveries of 2012 and it will be remembered forever in the history of science. The news was shared around the World within minutes of the CERN announcement. Dr Mirco Musolesi's paper 'The Anatomy of Scientific Rumor' published in Nature Scientific Reports and awarded Best Paper October 2013, presents a study of the spread of communication on Twitter around the time of the announcement and explores the increasingly important role social media takes in the communication of science and in the scholarly debate. For decades a distant dream, the countdown to nuclear fusion may have finally begun DescriptionDr Paul Norman writes for The Conversation. BBC Midlands Today at our Observatory DescriptionThe School of Physics and Astronomy observatory featured on BBC Midlands today as a prelude to BBC Two's Stargazing Live programme. Four University of Birmingham staff recognised in New Year's Honours DescriptionPro-Chancellor and chair of the University of Birmingham and former chair of the Student Loans Company, Ed Smith, has been awarded a CBE for services to higher education in the New Year's Honours. Quantum technology: iSensing the underworld DescriptionWhile understanding the rules of the abstract part of physics called'quantum mechanics' occupied the 20th century, harnessing its power for applications will be a dominant theme of the 21st century. Making the earth beneath our feet transparent is the latest example of utilising the strange properties of the microscopic quantum world to provide such a 'Quantum Technology'. The University of Birmingham opens its new telescope to the public DescriptionA new era of astronomy starts at the University of Birmingham this month, when students and researchers start to observe the night sky with a new state-of-the-art telescope located at the University's observatory on the outskirts of the city. Displaying 61 to 70 of 123 Previous … 5 6 7 8 9 … Next .