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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - June 2015

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Large Hadron Collider and more...

Track to the Future

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Birmingham will take part in a new £8.5m research programme which aims to develop railway track for the future that will cost less and last longer with reduced maintenance needs and improved environmental performance, causing significantly less disruption to travellers.

Future-proofing our infrastructure: new paper looks at mitigating the domino-effect phenomenon

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The past few decades have seen major building collapses, such as Ronan Point, London, the World Trade Center and 130 Liberty Street in New York, caused by various factors but with one common point – the unexpected nature of the events and the accidental loading that triggered the sequence of the collapse. Birmingham's Charalampos Baniotopoulos, Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems at the School of Civil Engineering, is one of Europe's top researchers working on how to make structures and buildings more robust. Indeed, his research is aimed at being incorporated into the next generation of Eurocodes.

Birmingham Heroes Lecture: The Future of our Railways: embracing digital railway technology

Birmingham Heroes Lecture: The Future of our Railways: embracing digital railway technology
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Over 100 UK and international alumni and rail professionals from academia and industry convened at the London Transport Museum last week (Tuesday 19 May) to hear Professor Clive Roberts discuss the future of our railways The event marked the fourth Birmingham Heroes Lecture, an annual series which celebrates academics' pioneering research, dedicated to enquiry, debate and change. Many of our heroes are global leaders in their chosen field and continue to transform and impact upon health, environment and society.

University of Birmingham host 2015 Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technical Conference

University of Birmingham host 2015 Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technical Conference
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The University of Birmingham hosted the 2015 Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technical Conference at the Millennium Point in Birmingham on Tuesday 19 - Thursday 21 May 2015. The conference brought together experts in fuel cell and hydrogen research and application from across Europe to discuss the technical developments and trends within the science and technology industry.
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Birmingham Energy Institute welcomes Professor Loughhead

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14/07/2015
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The Birmingham Energy Institute are delighted to launch its brand new distinguished lecture series, focused on energy related policy and research. Delivering the lecture of this new series Professor John Loughhead, will share his thoughts on planning ahead to meet the growing demand for energy.
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