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Birmingham researchers gain new insight into how the universe was put together

Birmingham researchers gain new insight into how the universe was put together
Description
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.

The sketchbook and the collider to feature at free Arts & Science Festival

The sketchbook and the collider to feature at free Arts & Science Festival
Description
On first inspection, the worlds of art and particle physics may not appear to have much in common. A new free exhibition, the sketchbook and the collider, launching next month at the University of Birmingham's Arts & Science Festival, aims to reveal their shared connections.

Researchers reveal more about the TRAPPIST-1 planets, and the possibility of life beyond our Solar system

Researchers reveal more about the TRAPPIST-1 planets, and the possibility of life beyond our Solar system
Description
A series of four studies have shed new light on the properties of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, currently our most optimal hope for evidence of biological life beyond the Solar system.

Quantum vortex matter: insights from computer algebra

Description
Feature article on Professor Nicola Wilkin, Director of Education at College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and Professor of Physics at the University of Birmingham.

Taking a look into a fourth dimension

Taking a look into a fourth dimension
Description
A researcher at the University of Birmingham shows how a physical phenomenon, first predicted to occur in systems with four spatial dimensions, can be explored in the laboratory.

CERN as you've never seen it before

CERN as you've never seen it before
Description
UK teenagers have created an interactive museum of one of the world's most famous science experiments – the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider – in the virtual land of Minecraft.

Look up to the stars

Look up to the stars
Description
New constellations based on modern day inspirational figures created in a bid to get more children across the UK looking up to the stars and interested in the universe

Birmingham professor of particle physics receives Institute of Physics medal for leadership

Birmingham professor of particle physics receives Institute of Physics medal for leadership
Description
The Institute of Physics (IOP) has awarded Birmingham Professor David Charlton the Richard Glazebrook Medal and Prize for his leadership in particle physics. Professor Charlton received the medal at the prestigious IOP Award Winners 2017 ceremony, which was held in London on Tuesday 7 November.

Birmingham Professor to be recognised at Institute of Physics Awards ceremony for leadership of Higgs Boson discovery experiment

Description
Tomorrow (7 November), the Institute of Physics (IOP) will recognise particle physicist Professor David Charlton for his leadership in experimental physics by awarding him the Richard Glazebrook Medal and Prize at the Institute's annual Awards Dinner in London.

Einstein's 'spooky' entanglement theory takes us one step closer to 'hearing' the Big Bang

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It was an Albert Einstein prediction – the general theory of relativity – that led to the first, much-anticipated detection of gravitational waves (GWs) by a laser detector part-built by scientists at Birmingham. Now, two years later, it's another of Einstein's predictions, quantum theory (ironically, one he tried to discredit) that has been harnessed by a group of physicists, including one from the University, in a bid to make future GW detectors more sensitive to the tiny ripples in the fabric of space-time.
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EPS Societies' Awards 2018

Date
06/06/2018
Description
Returning for their fifth year, the EPS Societies' Awards are the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences' annual celebration of our 29 student groups.
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