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From Healthcare Technologies and Gravity Sensors to Critical Materials and Quantum Clocks, our research has a real impact on our lives. Find out more.
Engines of today are both powerful and efficient, but the engines of tomorrow need not only to be powerful and efficient but significantly greener.
The way we supply and use energy is simply not sustainable. Unless we harness new methods to satisfy our increasing reliance on power sources, the impact on the environment will escalate.
The discovery of the Higgs boson was one of the biggest discoveries in physics in half a century. Our pioneering research helped to track it down.
Spotlight on our research
- Nuclear physicists at the University have painted the most precise picture yet of the somewhat perplexing 'Hoyle state', which affects the nucleosynthesis of carbon in stars and, of course, life itself. What is more, they have done so using a machine designed for industrial applications rather than research.
- Mike Adams, Professor in Product Engineering and Manufacturing in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, discusses his recent research paper, 'Why pens have rubbery grips', which explains how the composition of our finger pads affects the way we find it easier to grip some surfaces better than others.
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- Feature on the career of Professor Chris Good, Deputy Head of the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham.
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