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

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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

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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.

The hunt is on for gravitational waves

Description
Birmingham physicists have designed and built components for the most sensitive instruments in the world called Advanced LIGO, and developed the techniques essential to tease out the signatures of gravitational waves from the data.

My week at the Baikonur Cosmodrome - with Professor Mike Cruise

Description
As UK astronaut Tim Peake makes his landmark flight to the ISS, Professor Cruise will be providing us a daily update from the launch site in Kazakhstan.

Nuclear Decommissioning requires education and training to advance future talent in the sector

Nuclear Decommissioning requires education and training to advance future talent in the sector
Description
The decommissioning of nuclear facilities is growing worldwide, creating job opportunities at all educational levels. Nuclear decommissioning is the industrial process of dismantling and decontaminating nuclear facilities and site remediation, removing them from regulatory control.
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