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Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction

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.

Sajid Javid MP opens University's cryogenic energy storage pilot facility

The Secretary of State for Business, Sajid Javid MP, officially opened the University of Birmingham's cryogenic energy storage pilot facility, a technology using 'liquid air' to store and provide power which could transform future energy systems.

Birmingham receives £21.7 million to build National Buried Infrastructure Facility

A £21 million award has been made to the University of Birmingham, as part of a capital investment by BIS to the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC), to build a National Buried Infrastructure Facility (NBIF).

Pushing boundaries - Professor Graham Worth

Professor Graham Worth delivered his inaugural lecture as a newly appointed Professor in September 2015. This series celebrates his success in the field of Theoretical Chemistry.

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

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.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - May 2016

Restarting the Large Hadron Collider, 'cold-power' technologies, backed by the Government's Thermal Energy Research Accelerator and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - April 2016

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

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - March 2016

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