November 2013

Posted on Tuesday 5th November 2013
  • Professor Jeremy Wyatt joined a panel debate on BBC radio World Service on the role of robots in modern life and the future of robot technologies. 30.11.13
  • Dr Simon Cotton was interviewed by BBC Midlands Today on the chemical make-up and side-effects of Khat in light of debate to ban the herbal stimulant in Birmingham’s Somali community. 29.11.13
  • The Conversation: Hydrogen could save regional railways by Dr Andreas Hoffrichter, Dr Stephen Kent and Dr Stuart Hillmansen  28.11.13
  • PhD student, Kat Grover, was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 about water levels in the atmosphere and experiments to show how to measure levels. 28.11.13
  • The launch of the University’s new Centre for Doctoral Training in Physical Sciences for Health was featured in the Birmingham Mail. 27.11.13
  • Dr Paul Norman and student Thom Davis were interviewed for a feature in The Independent about studying nuclear physics at Birmingham and the career opportunities open to students in the nuclear industry. 20.11.13
  • Professor Kai Bongs.  Join the conversation - X-ray vision for road diggers: the next quantum leap? 18.11.13
  • Dr Nick Hawes was interviewed by BBC News online for a feature on the future of robots. 16.11.13
  • Dr Mark Humphries was interviewed by the Birmingham Mail about a new £2.7 million hi-tech project at the University enabling scientists to investigate the make-up of materials and explore new business opportunities. 15.11.13
  • PhD student Robert Ellis was featured in an article on sustainable business practices in the i  discussing his research into energy saving strategies for train drivers. 14.11.13
  • Quantum technology: iSensing the underworld by Professor Kai Bongs 07.11.13 
  • Engineering: skills or qualifications? By Michael Grove, Director of STEM education 07.11.13
  • Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission tweeted  about the Cold Atoms research performed by Professor Kai Bongs. 06.11.13
  • Professor William Chaplin was interviewed by The Guardian as a result of taking part in NASA’s press conference on the results from the Kepler mission, which highlighted that planets that are a capable of supporting life are more common than previously thought. 04.11.13
  • Dr Graham P Smith appeared on BBC Midlands Today (16:30) talking about the new telescope at our observatory which will be made available to the public. 04.11.13