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Birmingham astronomers provide commentary to solar eclipse in city centre

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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.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

SFEN Convention explores future collaboration with UK and France in nuclear energy

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Professor Martin Freer, Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute, represented the UK and the University of Birmingham at the French Society of Nuclear Energy (SFEN) Convention on Thursday 5 March 2015. The French Society of Nuclear Energy (SFEN) is the French hub of knowledge on nuclear energy, bringing together 3600 professionals, engineers, technicians, teachers, students, industrial sites and French nuclear research organisations.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

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

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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, Research

Frank Morton returns to Birmingham

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On the 17 February 2015 the hottest event on the Chemical Engineering calendar landed in Birmingham as the Frank Morton Sports Day came to town. Adam Cullen, Frank Morton Transport Coordinator and 2nd year Chemical Engineering with Industry student, tells us more.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Launch of Royal Institution Masterclasses set to inspire the next generation of computer scientists

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The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences is hosting a series of Royal Institution Computer Science Masterclasses to teach Y9 students from local Midlands's schools a variety of skills and applications of computer science. Royal Institution Masterclasses are hands-on and interactive extracurricular sessions led by top experts from academia and industry for keen and talented young people all around the UK.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

A glimpse into how the weather was foretold in 1886

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John Henry Poynting was the first professor of Physics at Mason College, which later became the University of Birmingham. A few months ago his granddaughter Elizabeth (now aged over 90) visited the University, and Dr Robert Whitworth had the pleasure of showing her items relating to her grandfather in the Department that he had founded.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

New Staff in Physics & Astronomy, November 2014 – February 2015

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A round-up of new Physics and Astronomy staff members November 2014 – February 2015
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

New Staff in Metallurgy & Materials, November 2014 – February 2015

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A round-up of new Metallurgy and Materials faculty November 2014 – February 2015
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

New Staff in Mathematics, November 2014 – February 2015

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A round-up of new Mathematics faculty members November 2014 – February 2015
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

New Staff in Mechanical Engineering, November 2014 – February 2015

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A round-up of new mechanical engineering faculty November 2014 – February 2015
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Engineering and Physical Sciences
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