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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - November 2014

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From Top Gear to quantum technology to perfume and more...
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research, Students, Teaching

The changing world of perfume and why some chemicals are being taken out

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There are two types of perfume in the world: the fast turnover celebrity perfumes, designed to hit the market and make profits before a star's capital wanes; and the timeless classics, with their expensive ingredients and loyal followings. While the names endure, many of the ingredients and quantities have changed over time.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

How a square of chocolate really does make us smile!

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Christmas is traditionally a time for eating chocolate and in an article originally written for International Happiness Day, Dr Simon Cotton, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, describes the science behind this feel-good substance.

Let Robot Battle Commence

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Celebrating the fourth edition of European Robotics Week (ERW), the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham will be taking part in a number of robot challenges from Monday 24 - Friday 28 November to showcase its broad and pioneering activity in the field of robotic research and development.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Students

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.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Frank Morton November 2014

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From its inception in 1961, Frank Morton has grown from a football match between the Chemical Engineering departments at the Universities of Birmingham and Manchester, to comprising of 19 sports with 26 universities consistently participating. Over the previous years, the event has been hosted all across the UK from Swansea to Newcastle to Strathclyde. It is with great pleasure that we can announce, that after a successful bid in March 2014, the University of Birmingham will be hosting the next Frank Morton on 17 February 2015.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Poynting Physical Society - November 2014

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Hello everyone! My name is Thomas Dack and I'd like to introduce myself as the new President of Poynting Physical Society (PPS). It's been great start to our 131st year for the University of Birmingham's Physics departmental society.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Information Age: EESE provides expertise for ambitious new Science Museum exhibition

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The School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering (EESE) has contributed to a new ambitious Science Museum exhibition opened in October by the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. The Information Age is a new permanent exhibition of over 800 objects celebrating 200 years of innovation in communication and information technologies. It is the Science Museum's "biggest and most ambitious gallery" to-date.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

Freshers reunited

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A group of EESE alumni return to campus 50 years after they first started.
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences

Giving Back

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Did you know that College of Engineering and Physical Sciences graduates make up approximately 22% of the University's alumni population and are among the most generous donors to the Circles of Influence campaign?
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences
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