News and events

News items and events relating to the School of Physics and Astronomy.

See also our Talks and Seminars page.

News

New Staff in Physics & Astronomy, November 2013 – March 2014

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A round-up of new Physics and Astronomy staff members November 2013 – March 2014

Poynting Physical Society Update, March 2014

Poynting Physical Society Update, March 2014
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It's been a busy year for the Poynting Physical Society. Read what Vice-President Ceri Bradshaw and Treasurer Ryan Pepper and have up to.

Professor Sir Martin Sweeting delivers the inaugural EPS Distinguished Lecture

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On 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

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Professor Alberto Vecchio discusses world-leading research into gravitational wave theory.

Sounding the stars at Thinktank

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Members 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.

For decades a distant dream, the countdown to nuclear fusion may have finally begun

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Dr Paul Norman writes for The Conversation.

BBC Midlands Today at our Observatory

BBC Midlands Today at our Observatory
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The 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

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Pro-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.
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