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Birmingham physicist elected UK ATLAS Physics Coordinator

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Dr Kostas Nikolopoulos, Birmingham Fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy, has been elected UK ATLAS Physics coordinator.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - October 2014

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From security analysis on the national grid and rail systems to detoxing from technology and more...
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Teaching

Computer science as the keystone to a multidisciplinary approach to understanding human behaviour

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Andrew Howes discusses the mechanics of human decision making to understanding human behaviour. More specifically on the potential of computational rationality as a means of linking theories of human information processing mechanisms to theories of rational behaviour.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

DC will win the battle of the currents thanks to new DC fault management system

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The final barrier preventing energy suppliers making the switch from AC power grids to faster, more efficient DC systems could now be removed, thanks to research carried out at the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Protecting UK infrastructure from the unpredictability of space: Professor Paul Cannon leads the way in radio science development

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Paul Cannon OBE, Professor of Radio Science in the School of Electronic Electrical and Systems Engineering, has been appointed President of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) and also a member of the Defence Scientific Advisory Council.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Civil Engineers defy the elements to protect crop trade and save Britain millions

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Lodging, the term used to describe the flattening effect of high wind speeds and heavy rainfall on trees or crops, has a significant economic impact on the UK crop industry. Research in the School of Civil Engineering seeks to make recommendations for improvements in the agricultural industry to reduce the sometimes devastating effects. "A generalised model of crop lodging" was awarded College Best Publication Award.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - September 2014

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From dishwasher loading robots to social media and apps data revealing global eating habits and more...
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Teaching

Positive news for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences as University celebrates best ever performance in National Student Survey

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Birmingham students are more satisfied with their teaching and learning than ever before according to The National Student Survey (NSS) – the most comprehensive measure of student satisfaction within higher education. The success was reflected in the College with the majority of the nine Schools seeing an increase in subject satisfaction. Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy and Computer Science saw outstanding results with 98% overall satisfaction.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Drones are fun toys until you get hit in the face by one

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Professor Bob Stone writes for The Conversation:
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - August 2014

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From virtual reality systems in the gaming industry to drones and more...
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Teaching
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