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Strong performance by College in recent national research assessment

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The University of Birmingham's College of Engineering and Physical Sciences has collectively achieved a very strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) - the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.

From Lab Bench to Backbench

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John Bridgeman, Professor of Environmental Engineering and Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences will be swapping lab coat for legislation, when he visits civil servant, James Riches, at the House of Commons today (Monday 24 November) for a "Week in Westminster", as part of a unique pairing scheme run by the Royal Society – the UK's national academy of science.

New mathematical discovery in maximal sum-free sets after a decade of the unknown

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One of the most basic concepts in Mathematics is the notion of a sum. That is, a set of three numbers such that two of the numbers add up to the third. For example, 4, 5 and 9 form the sum 4+5=9 whilst 3, 4 and 9 certainly do not form a sum! This concept is one that every school child has seen, yet there still remain many deep and difficult problems in this area.

A cool appointment: Birmingham introduces new Visiting Professor of Power and Cold Economy

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Toby Peters, long-time advocate of UK-based innovation in energy systems and founder of Highview Power and the Dearman Engine Company, has been appointed to the position of Visiting Professor in Power and Cold Economy at the University of Birmingham.

University of Birmingham Research Triumphs at IET Innovation Awards

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Talented PhD student, Mohammad Esgandari, has been nominated for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Award for his pioneering Partitioned Brake Pad concept.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - December 2014

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Alan Turing's legacy is even bigger than we realise

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - November 2014

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From Top Gear to quantum technology to perfume and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - October 2014

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From security analysis on the national grid and rail systems to detoxing from technology and more...
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