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Alan Turing's legacy is even bigger than we realise

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Alan Turing is one of the world's best-known mathematicians, and probably the best known in the past century. This is partly for his work on cracking German codes in World War II, and partly for his arrest, conviction and punishment for homosexuality in the 1950s. The mathematics that made him famous, however, rarely gets mentioned.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Highview Cryogenic Storage Pilot Plant Arrives at the University of Birmingham

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Over 300 researchers and senior scientists in academia and industry attended the first UK Energy Storage Research Conference (UKES2014) on Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 November 2014. The University of Birmingham concluded the conference with a tour of the Birmingham Centre for Cryogenic Energy Storage, and a preview of the installation of the Cryogenic Storage pilot plant, set to take shape on the University's campus in spring 2015.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Appointment of Professor Ted Darby, Rolls-Royce, to Honorary Visiting Chair in "Nuclear Reactor Materials"

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In recognition of Ted Darby's leadership in nuclear materials and contribution to marine reactor safety the University of Birmingham has appointed him to an Honorary Visiting Chair in Nuclear Reactor Materials in the School of Metallurgy and Materials.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Robot Life: A User's Manual

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Professor Jeremy Wyatt is a leading robotics scientist – but the field of artificial intelligence almost lost him to the priesthood.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

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

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

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.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

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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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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