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Richard Burden MP visits Mechanical Engineering ahead of Formula Student 2015

Richard Burden MP visits Mechanical Engineering ahead of Formula Student 2015
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Richard Burden MP (Lab, Northfield), a former government adviser on motorsport, visited UBRacing, the University's formula student team as they were making final preparations for this year's Formula Student competition that takes place this month.

Future-proofing our infrastructure: new paper looks at mitigating the domino-effect phenomenon

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The past few decades have seen major building collapses, such as Ronan Point, London, the World Trade Center and 130 Liberty Street in New York, caused by various factors but with one common point – the unexpected nature of the events and the accidental loading that triggered the sequence of the collapse. Birmingham's Charalampos Baniotopoulos, Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems at the School of Civil Engineering, is one of Europe's top researchers working on how to make structures and buildings more robust. Indeed, his research is aimed at being incorporated into the next generation of Eurocodes.

Birmingham Heroes Lecture: The Future of our Railways: embracing digital railway technology

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Over 100 UK and international alumni and rail professionals from academia and industry convened at the London Transport Museum last week (Tuesday 19 May) to hear Professor Clive Roberts discuss the future of our railways The event marked the fourth Birmingham Heroes Lecture, an annual series which celebrates academics' pioneering research, dedicated to enquiry, debate and change. Many of our heroes are global leaders in their chosen field and continue to transform and impact upon health, environment and society.

New director for High Temperature Research Centre

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The University of Birmingham's High Temperature Research Centre has announced that Professor Nick Green has taken up his new position as Director.

Major research project to detect gravitational waves is underway

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A research project to detect gravitational waves, minute ripples in the fabric of space and that were predicted by Einstein, was officially launched on May 19, 2015.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - July 2015

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From smarter diagnostics for prostate cancer to tackling food security in India and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - June 2015

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Large Hadron Collider and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - May 2015

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