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Professor Yvonne Elsworth elected Royal Society Fellow

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Congratulations to Professor Yvonne Elsworth on her election as a Fellow of the Royal Society, a fellowship of many of the world's most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering and medicine.

Looking for ancient planetary worlds: the search for our roots in the cradle of the Milky Way

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A team led by the University of Birmingham's Dr Tiago Campante has discovered Kepler-444, a solar system 117 light years away from Earth. The system, has five Earth-sized planets and dates back to when the Universe was less than 20 per cent of its current age. The research made headlines around the world.

University launches plans for Collaborative Teaching Laboratory

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The University has launched ambitious new plans for a £40 million state-of-the-art Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (CTL) to facilitate the teaching of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. It will enable collaborative and interdisciplinary working amongst undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, providing a transformational teaching experience to enable them to develop the skills and experience required by employers.

The Chemistry of Prozac

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Dr Simon Cotton podcast for The Royal Society of Chemistry: The Chemistry of Prozac.

University of Birmingham speeds into the Big Bang Fair 2015

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The University of Birmingham and the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education attended the Big Bang Fair at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 March 2015. The Big Bang Fair is the UK's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people, aiming to show students a variety of exciting and rewarding opportunities for successful careers in STEM subjects.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - May 2015

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From voting to headsets to aid military commanders, and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - April 2015

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From the Large Hadron Collider to rail delays and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - March 2015

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From 'doing cold smarter' to Mars One Mission...
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