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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

Description
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.

New research reveals the origins of fundamental structures in the wind on a supergiant star

New research reveals the origins of fundamental structures in the wind on a supergiant star
Description
An international team of astronomers have discovered, for the first time, observational evidence in how some features at the surface of the hot massive supergiant star 'Zeta Puppis' induce the formation of fundamental structures in its wind.
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Events

EPS Distinguished Lecture: Professor David Phillips

Date
06/03/2018
Description
Professor David Phillips, Past-President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, shares his personal journey from raw Birmingham undergraduate in 1958 through a successful academic career, to the present state of supposed retirement. He will give a flavour of his research in ultrafast reactions and photodynamic therapy of cancer and possibly even a few demonstrations while recounting tales of his student days, successes and set-backs.

Astronomy in the City 2018

Date
07/03/2018
Description
Join us for another instalment of the popular Astronomy in the City. Learn about astrophysics and astronomy with talks on this month's night sky and current research; a question and answer session with our friendly expert panel, and the chance to observe (weather permitting) with the Astronomy Society's portable telescopes and the University's historic Grubb telescope.

Quantum Technology Soundwalk

Date
12/03/2018
Description
A lunchtime audio tour of the University of Birmingham campus uncovering the secret sounds of Quantum Technology.

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 25 student groups.
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