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Professor Yvonne Elsworth elected Royal Society Fellow

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.

Birmingham astronomers provide commentary to solar eclipse in city centre

Staff and students from the School of Physics and Astronomy will be at Birmingham Cathedral in St Philip's Square tomorrow (20 March 2015) to offer a scientific commentary on the eclipse.

Government commits £60m of funding to Midlands universities

The Government has today confirmed £60 million for a new energy research project in the Midlands. The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) is a multimillion research hub which will build on the expertise of six leading midlands universities, the British Geological Survey and the surrounding industrial base to deliver a step change in energy research and development, securing the UK's leadership position in the sector.

Birmingham says global demand for 'cold' should be taken seriously with launch of new Policy Commission

The University of Birmingham announces today (16 March 2015) the launch of a new policy commission entitled 'Doing Cold Smarter'. It will investigate how the growing demand for 'cold' and cooling, which is required to address global challenges of hunger, disease and population growth, can be met without causing environmental ruin.

Power and Energy Internet pioneered to bring Birmingham to the centre of the global revolution

Just as the Worldwide Web revolutionised the global exchange of information, so the 'power and energy internet' (PEI) – a remarkable idea pioneered in Birmingham by Professor Xiao-Ping Zhang – could one day transform the world's energy use and management by the exchange of power sources across continents as well as locally.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - May 2015

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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - April 2015

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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - March 2015

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