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Hydrogen Locomotion

Hydrogen, as an energy carrier, has received a great deal of attention because it can be produced from many different feedstocks, like electricity, and therefore can provide a clean source of power with minimal local emissions, especially if a fuel cell is used. Recently the Traction Systems Group has investigated the suitability of hydrogen to operate trains. The studies included the energy supply chain and the associated carbon emissions to allow a comparison the incumbent technologies in the railway market.

Triangulating Carbon-12

Triangulating Carbon-12
Investigations 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.

New Staff in Physics & Astronomy, March - July 2014

A round-up of new Physics and Astronomy staff members March - July 2014

New Staff in Metallurgy & Materials, March - July 2014

A round-up of new Metallurgy and Materials faculty March - July 2014

New Staff in Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, March - July 2014

A round-up of new Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering staff March - July 2014
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College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) – informal drinks reception

20 - 21/09/2014
The College invites all new EPS students and parents to an informal drinks reception over Arrivals Weekend.

Trusting Atoms: The Last Trials of Ludwig Boltzmann

24 - 27/09/2014
Trusting Atoms: The Last Trials of Ludwig Boltzmann brings to life the passion, drama and suffering of one long-forgotten scientist of the 19th Century. Join Ludwig Boltzmann in his battle to save the dying theory of atoms, his equation and so his career in a hostile scientific environment.
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