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Strong performance by College in recent national research assessment

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The University of Birmingham's College of Engineering and Physical Sciences has collectively achieved a very strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) - the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.

Professor Jim Al-Khalili delivers the first EPS Christmas Lecture

Professor Jim Al-Khalili delivers the first EPS Christmas Lecture
Description
On Wednesday 10 December Professor Jim Al-Khalili delivered the first EPS Christmas Lecture. In this lecture he selects some of his favourite scientific conundrums, from the Monty Hall problem to Olbers' paradox about why the sky gets dark at night and from Schrödinger's famous cat to those pesky demons of Maxwell and Laplace; prepared to be baffled.

Parliamentary & Scientific Committee Appearance

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On Tuesday 18 November, Dr Jonathan Radcliffe, Senior Research Fellow and Toby Peters, Visiting Professor, Chair of Power and Cold Economy, at the University of Birmingham, presented to the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House at Westminster, to discuss the issues surrounding Energy Storage.

Birmingham Energy Institute (BEI) 'Commission on Cold'

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In 2015, the Birmingham Energy Institute will launch its policy commission on 'the cold economy'. Birmingham Policy Commissions bring leading figures from the public, private and third sectors together with Birmingham academics to generate new thinking on contemporary issues of global, national and civic concern.

High Speed Rail Conference Highlights

High Speed Rail Conference Highlights
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To mark the 50th anniversary of the first Shinkansen high-speed line in Japan, over 250 academic and industry leaders attended the High Speed Rail conference, hosted at the University of Birmingham on Monday 8 - Wednesday 11 December.
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EPS events

Two stage exams: Learning Together?

Date
19/01/2015
Description
On 19 January 2015, the STEM Education Centre is delighted to welcome Brett Gilley from the University of British Columbia (UBC) who will talk about the use and impact of two-stage exams.

EPS Distinguished Lecture: Prof Dr PE Seeram Ramakrishna

Date
10/03/2015
Description
EPS Distinguished Lecture: How to Live Beyond 100 Years? Science & engineering-enabled ageless living.

EPS Societies' Awards 2015

Date
09/06/2015
Description
The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences hosts 15 student societies covering all disciplines and all Schools. Each does fantastic work to promote careers opportunities, industrial visits, guest speakers and of course social events. These Awards act as a reminder of the hard work and dedication undertaken by students to make the University a better, more vibrant place to study and play.

EPS Reunion 2015

Date
20/06/2015
Description
As a graduate of one of the nine schools in the College of Engineering & Physical Sciences (EPS), you are invited back to campus on 20 June 2015 for a Summer Reunion to get together with your fellow alumni to celebrate your experiences, accomplishments and friendships at the University of Birmingham. The day will be an opportunity to meet up with your classmates to explore campus and see what has changed and, indeed what has stayed the same, since your time at Birmingham.
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