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A cool appointment: Birmingham introduces new Visiting Professor of Power and Cold Economy

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Toby Peters, long-time advocate of UK-based innovation in energy systems and founder of Highview Power and the Dearman Engine Company, has been appointed to the position of Visiting Professor in Power and Cold Economy at the University of Birmingham.

New mathematical discovery in maximal sum-free sets after a decade of the unknown

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The College of Engineering and Physical Science Best Publication Award September 2014 was awarded to Andrew Treglown, University of Birmingham and József Balogh, Hong Liu, Maryam Sharifzadeh, University of Illinois for 'The number of maximal sum-free subsets of integers'.

Recognition for University of Birmingham Research at IET Innovation Awards

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Talented PhD student, Mohammad Esgandari, has been nominated for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Award for his pioneering Partitioned Brake Pad concept.

Birmingham and Nottingham projects to strengthen UK-Rio research links

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The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham have strengthened their collaborations with Brazilian institutions in the state of Rio de Janeiro after securing funding for a number of country-specific research projects. The Rio de Janeiro State Funding Agency (FAPERJ) has allocated £100,000 for nine research projects in 2014/2015, with the amount matched by combined funding from the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham.

'Brumhack': 24-hour computer challenge

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Almost 50 students convened at the University of Birmingham's School of Computer Science this weekend (26-26 October) for 24 hours of programming in a brand new competition supported by industry sponsors.
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EPS in the media - May 2014

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Higgs Boson, jelly fuel cells and black holes and more...

EPS in the media - April 2014

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Recovering platinum from road dust, nuclear waste, and chocolate being the secret to happiness.

EPS in the media - March 2014

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The sounds made by the Sun, how to protect yourself when GCHQ goes for your webcam and more...
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