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Pint of Science Festival 2015

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Leading academics from the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Birmingham will be taking part in the Pint of Science Festival across two venues in Birmingham City Centre from Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 May 2015.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Students

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - April 2015

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From the Large Hadron Collider to rail delays and more...
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research, Students, Teaching

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

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

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

The automotive industry is going to be unrecognisable

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On Tuesday 24 February 2015 Mike Wright, Executive Director of Jaguar Land Rover, delivered a lecture in the School of Mechanical Engineering on the subject The Automotive Industry: Investing in the Future. He told an audience of students, academics, alumni and business leader that the sector is changing more fundamentally now than at any time since the early days of its inception
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Students, Teaching

£350k EPSRC international collaborative research grant to clean-up radionuclides in the environment

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A collaborative £350,000 EPSRC research grant between the University of Birmingham, Advanced Science Research Centre, Japanese Atomic Energy Agency, Kyushu University, and the College of Engineering at Shibaura Institute of Technology was issued in November 2014 titled 'Novel restoration materials for clean-up of radionuclides in the environment'
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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