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Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction

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For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.

Energy research at Birmingham set to accelerate following £180m investment

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The University of Birmingham is set to play a crucial role in the next step towards the transformation of the UK's energy sector after the Government confirmed £60 million investment for the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA). The investment is backed by a further £120 million from the private sector and Midlands Innovation universities.

Professor Shuang Zhang awarded Royal Society research accolade

Professor Shuang Zhang awarded Royal Society research accolade
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Professor Shuang Zhang from the School of Physics and Astronomy has received the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award for his work in metamaterials and plasmonics.

We need a warm winter, and a focus on doing 'cold' smarter

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As we come to the end of the comprehensive spending review (CSR) and the priorities for the next spending period are set, those for energy remain clear.

Reducing operating costs of wastewater treatment using fluorescence spectroscopy

Reducing operating costs of wastewater treatment using fluorescence spectroscopy
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Researchers in Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham have shown how fluorescence spectroscopy can improve the accuracy and speed of water quality measurements.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - April 2016

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Professor Martin Freer named in The Birmingham Post's Power 250 and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - March 2016

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University of Birmingham and University of Melbourne partnership, Gravitational Waves and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - February 2016

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The contribution by Birmingham to the discovery of gravitational waves, commemorating the Luna 9 landings and more...
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