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 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. New art installation featuring the 'sound of the stars' unveiled at Thinktank DescriptionDid you know that the Sun is playing its own stellar symphony, just like a musical instrument? Scientists at the University of Birmingham who study the 'music of the stars' have worked with sound artist Caroline Devine to create an art-science installation that goes live this week at Thinktank Birmingham science museum. The strange misalignment of Kepler-56 and its planets DescriptionScientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a stellar system in our Galaxy where the spin of its 'red giant' star and the orbits of its planets are misaligned, according to research published in the journal Science. What has the Higgs Boson ever done for me? DescriptionNobody working in the subject was really surprised that this year's Nobel prize for physics was awarded to Peter Higgs; most of the speculation was over who he would share it with. Yet when Higgs and others first put forward their ideas in the mid 1960s, even specialists could have been forgiven for thinking that they were just plain crazy. Understand the Higgs boson at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition DescriptionPhysicists from the University of Birmingham will be showcasing some of their ground-breaking work through a series of interactive displays at the Royal Society's annual Summer Science Exhibition which opens to the public officially tomorrow (2 July 2013). Displaying 61 to 70 of 119 Previous … 5 6 7 8 9 … Next .