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Looking for ancient planetary worlds: the search for our roots in the cradle of the Milky Way

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A team led by the University of Birmingham's Dr Tiago Campante has discovered Kepler-444, a solar system 117 light years away from Earth. The system, has five Earth-sized planets and dates back to when the Universe was less than 20 per cent of its current age. The research made headlines around the world.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Engineering and Physical Sciences students win Engineering Challenge

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A group of students from the Schools of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering were victorious in the Engineering Challenge at the last National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition in November 2014.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

CSS Update - March 2015

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CSS has gone from strength to strength this academic year and the Society is providing a wide range of events for members. President Diana Murgulet tells us more.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Carly Thomas chosen as one of our Top 12 Alumni to watch

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The University's 300,000th student will graduate this summer and join our alumni community. To celebrate this occasion we asked staff and students for nominations for our 300,000th alumni and our Top 12 Alumni to watch. Final year Chemistry student Carly Thomas is one of those and we will be following her journey through her final months as a student and into graduate life.
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

University launches plans for Collaborative Teaching Laboratory

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The University has launched ambitious new plans for a £40 million state-of-the-art Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (CTL) to facilitate the teaching of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. It will enable collaborative and interdisciplinary working amongst undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, providing a transformational teaching experience to enable them to develop the skills and experience required by employers.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Teaching

University of Birmingham speeds into the Big Bang Fair 2015

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The University of Birmingham and the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education attended the Big Bang Fair at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 March 2015. The Big Bang Fair is the UK's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people, aiming to show students a variety of exciting and rewarding opportunities for successful careers in STEM subjects.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Students

The Chemistry of Prozac

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Dr Simon Cotton podcast for The Royal Society of Chemistry: The Chemistry of Prozac.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Professor Raymond Smallman Obituary

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Professor Ray Smallman sadly passed away on 25 February 2015. Professor Rex Harris pays tribute by sharing his personal reflections on Professor Smallman's life and his time at Birmingham.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

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
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