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Physics and Astronomy PhD student wins Hartle Award

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A PhD student from the School of Physics and Astronomy has recently won the Hartle Award for the best student talk in her session at the 21st International conference on General Relativity and Gravitation in New York (GR21). The conference was organised under the sponsorships of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

UBRobotics newsletter: edition 2

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Welcome to UBRobotics' second newsletter, this time it's a Christmas special. December marks the end of term so there has been a lot of activity trying to finalise the robot designs ready to start manufacture early next term.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Evaluation of undrained failure envelopes of caisson foundations under combined loading

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The cost of foundation installation can be up to 40% of the total installation cost of offshore wind turbines. Suction caisson foundations can significantly reduce this figure.

Enzymatically regulated demineralisation of pathological bone using sodium hexametaphosphate

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The pathological formation of bone in soft tissue can result in significant disability, prevent prosthetic limbs from fitting, and limit joint movement.

Efficient adaptive stochastic Galerkin methods for parametric operator equations

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In this paper, we design and implement an efficient algorithm for solving elliptic PDE problems with correlated random data.

Photonic Weyl degeneracies in magnetized plasma

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Unlike Dirac fermions such as electrons, Weyl particles are elusive relativistic fermionic particles with vanishing mass.

Engineers International Tour 2016

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In November, the School of Engineering RFC travelled to the University of Granada, Spain for our first international fixture. Club Chairman James O'Neill tells us more.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Alumni News: Sarah Graves

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Sarah Graves (BSc Mathematics, 2016) reflects on her time at Birmingham and tells us what she's been up to since graduating.
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences

The Original Formula Student Project (1967)

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Thanks to UBRacing, Birmingham has a strong history of building racing cars and even founding the Formula Student competition. Little did we know it actually began 30 years earlier!
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences

An Evening with Carillion

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Over the past few years Carillion has become a big face of civil engineering on the University campus. It is because of this that the civil engineering students are easily able to recognise Carillion as a notable company, and they have made every effort to work with CivSoc to advertise their projects, promote their company and give students a better idea of what it is to work in the contracting industry. Beth McGoff, CivSoc's President, tells us more.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students
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