News and events In 'News and events' European Research Council grant awarded to support Higgs boson researchNews and eventsTalks and Seminars Back to 'Physics and Astronomy' Events IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics Date16 - 20/07/2017DescriptionThe International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) is delighted to announce that the 6th conference in this series will be hosted by Birmingham, UK. The conference will be held in July 2017 at the University of Birmingham, organised in partnership with the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Universities of Nottingham and Warwick. Having all been awarded Juno Champion status by IOP, the three universities' physics departments are strongly committed to promoting diversity and look forward to being fully involved in the conference. Displaying 1 to 1 of 1 See our Talks and Seminars page. News 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 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 61 to 70 of 138 Previous … 5 6 7 8 9 … Next .