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Chemistry makes Christmas magical!

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From the enticing aroma of the turkey in the oven to the 'whoosh' of the flames as the brandy-soaked pudding comes alight, Christmas is a wonderful time for the senses. But have you ever considered the science behind our best-loved festive traditions?
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Teaching

Professor Jim Al-Khalili delivers the first EPS Christmas Lecture

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On Wednesday 10 December Professor Jim Al-Khalili delivered the first EPS Christmas Lecture. In this lecture he selects some of his favourite scientific conundrums, from the Monty Hall problem to Olbers' paradox about why the sky gets dark at night and from Schrödinger's famous cat to those pesky demons of Maxwell and Laplace; prepared to be baffled.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Teaching

High Speed Rail Conference Highlights

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To mark the 50th anniversary of the first Shinkansen high-speed line in Japan, over 250 academic and industry leaders attended the High Speed Rail conference, hosted at the University of Birmingham on Monday 8 - Wednesday 11 December.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students, Teaching

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

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

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

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

Formula Student Team from Hefei University of Technology, China visit UBRacing at Birmingham

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The University of Birmingham's Formula Student racing team recently hosted the Chinese Formula Student Champions and collaboration partners Hefei University of Technology (HFUT). HFUT were crowned Champions of the Chinese competition in March and were invited to participate in the UK version of Formula Student by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. .
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students, Teaching

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - July 2014

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From small nuclear reactors to the science of the sun and more...
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Teaching
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