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Brexit, Brum and Big Science

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Last week, we hosted a major international particle physics conference on campus at The University of Birmingham. Over 300 participants from 41 countries discussed a wide range of scientific questions connected to the CERN Large Hadron Collider where five years ago the University played a central role in the Nobel-prize recognised Higgs boson discovery.
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21/04/2017

Building an artificial colon to mimic how drugs work inside the large intestine

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We have built an artificial human colon – the first working prototype of its kind – to mimic how drugs work inside the large intestine.
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07/04/2017

Surprising Negatives: Defying Accepted Norms in Circuit and Antenna Behaviour

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Imagine a radar screen on which, instead of 'blobs', appeared images of the objects detected by the radio waves – from a ship in the ocean to a pothole in the road. Such a display system may not be too far off, thanks to world-leading research being led at Birmingham by Professor of Microwave Engineering Peter Gardner.
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06/04/2017

Scientists make progress on unravelling the puzzle of merging black holes

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Astrophysicists at the University of Birmingham have made progress in understanding a key mystery of gravitational-wave astrophysics: how two black holes can come together and merge.
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05/04/2017

University of Birmingham recognised for excellence in cyber security research

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The University of Birmingham has been recognised as an NCSC-EPSRC Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR) for another five years.
Date:
03/04/2017

Birmingham Researchers Power to Victory!

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The institution of Engineering and Technology's Midlands Power recently held its annual prize award. The annual prize award is an opportunity for students across the Midlands to showcase a poster about a project they have worked on.
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20/03/2017

"Mission Innovation will accelerate global clean energy innovation", states Special Representative for Climate Change

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Professor Sir David King, the UK's Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change, and former Governmental Chief Scientific Adviser, visited the University of Birmingham on Wednesday 15 February 2017 to deliver a keynote speech on Mission Innovation - a global initiative to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation.
Date:
13/03/2017

Catalysts for change - Professor Joe Wood

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Using catalysis and reaction engineering, Professor Joe Woods is a pioneer of novel processes designed to help alleviate the world's energy crises by developing new and renewable fuels and chemicals.
Date:
06/03/2017
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