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Chemists at Birmingham celebrate £1 million award for new equipment

Chemists at Birmingham celebrate £1 million award for new equipment
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Staff at the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham celebrated the installation of new equipment yesterday (21 July 2014) as a result of a £1 million award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's core capability grant, and match funding from the University in excess of £500,000.

Triangulating Carbon-12

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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.

Small nuclear reactors may be the key to a low-carbon future

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Take a hard look at the painful process of de-carbonising the UK's electricity supply, and it's clear that the options on the table are not great.

UBRacing celebrate success at world's largest student motorsport competition

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Students from Birmingham's UBRacing are competing in Formula Student, an international motorsport competition taking place at Silverstone from 9-13 July.

Obituary - Ken Stephens

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Obituary for Professor Ken Stephens, alumnus of the University of Birmingham.
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EPS in the media - January 2014

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Parasite resistance to the malaria drug, gels which can be used to give dieters the illusion of feeling full, Comet Lovejoy, Britcoins and more...

December 2013

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Professor Felix Schmid was interviewed by the Independent for an article on HS2. Dr Shishir Nagaraja was quoted in a Washington Post feature on one of the most hacked places in the world, and more.

November 2013

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Dr Graham P Smith talks about our new telescope which is available to the public, Professor Kai Bongs briefs us on Quantum technology: iSensing the underworld and Michael Grove asks Engineering: skills or qualifications? And more...
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