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EPS Summer Lecture Series: Professor Cristina Lazzeroni's Inaugural Lecture

Date
25/05/2016
Description
Beauty and Strangeness in Particle Physics

IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics

Date
16/07/2017
Description
The 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.
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Birmingham's Physics and Astronomy ranked second in the UK

Birmingham's Physics and Astronomy ranked second in the UK
Description
The Guardian University Guide 2017 reveals that Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham has risen two places to second in the UK. The courses have also been recognised as first in the Russell Group rising one place since last year's league table.

Complete University Guide 2017

Complete University Guide 2017
Description
The Complete University Guide 2017 league table reveals that Engineering and Physical Sciences subjects at Birmingham continue to perform well with four subjects ranking in the top ten nationally in their category.

Special Breakthrough Prize awarded for detection of gravitational waves

Description
The Selection Committee of the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics has announced a special prize recognising scientists and engineers involved in the transformational detection of gravitational waves.

Rotation of low-mass stars stops slowing down as they get older

Description
Dr Guy Davies has discovered in his latest paper that the rotation of low-mass stars stops slowing down as they get older.

Drone technology used for radiation detection

Drone technology used for radiation detection
Description
Drone technologies and their importance as platforms for testing new flight-ready sensor concepts have been growing. Such practice is beneficial for aerial surveys, supporting defence and heritage projects in the development of detailed 3D models from aerial video.

Hot super-Earths stripped by host stars: 'cooked' planets shrink due to radiation

Description
Astrophysicists at the University of Birmingham have used data from the NASA Kepler space telescope to discover a class of extrasolar planets whose atmospheres have been stripped away by their host stars, according to research published in the journal Nature Communications today (11 April 2016).

New Staff in Physics & Astronomy, December 2015 - April 2016

Description
A round-up of new Physics and Astronomy staff members December 2015 - April 2016

Observation of nonlinear rotational Doppler effect of light

Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with the University of Paderborn, have proved experimentally for the first time the rotational Doppler effect in nonlinear optics .

Doctoral students awarded top prizes in EPSRC photo competition

Doctoral students awarded top prizes in EPSRC photo competition
Description
Two Birmingham PhD students have been awarded second and third place in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) photography competition.

Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction

Description
For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.
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