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Birmingham physicist honoured by the prestigious Blavatnik Awards

Birmingham physicist honoured by the prestigious Blavatnik Awards
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A researcher in the University of Birmingham's School of Physics and Astronomy has been named a Finalist in the annual Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom.

X-rays and gravitational waves will combine to illuminate massive black hole collisions

X-rays and gravitational waves will combine to illuminate massive black hole collisions
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A new study by researchers at the University of Birmingham has found that collisions of supermassive black holes may be simultaneously observable in gravitational waves and X-rays at the beginning of the next decade.

TESS dates an ancient collision with our galaxy

TESS dates an ancient collision with our galaxy
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A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an ancient collision that our galaxy the Milky Way underwent early in its history.

Birmingham astronomers honoured in Royal Astronomical Society bicentenary awards

Birmingham astronomers honoured in Royal Astronomical Society bicentenary awards
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Two leading astrophysicists at the University of Birmingham are to be recognised in the Royal Astronomical Society's prestigious 2020 Awards.

Birmingham scientist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry award

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The University of Birmingham's Professor Leigh Canham has been named the Royal Society of Chemistry Spiers Memorial Award winner for 2020.

LIGO-Virgo network catches another neutron star collision

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The gravitational-wave observatory network has picked up what appeared to be gravitational ripples from a collision of two neutron stars.

UK researchers awarded £30m investment in global neutrino physics project

UK researchers awarded £30m investment in global neutrino physics project
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The UK has made a new, multi-million pound investment in the DUNE global science project, bringing together the scientific communities of the UK and 31 countries to build the world's most advanced neutrino observatory.

Mobile app to provide the latest on black hole collisions and merging neutron stars

Mobile app to provide the latest on black hole collisions and merging neutron stars
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The Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy have released a new app to encourage members of the public to stay up to date with new gravitational wave events in near real time.

Scientists Observe Year-long Plateaus in Decline of Type Ia Supernova Light Curves

Scientists Observe Year-long Plateaus in Decline of Type Ia Supernova Light Curves
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A team of scientists has discovered that the fading of infrared light following Type Ia supernovae explosions can be interrupted, with brightness staying the same for up to a year.

Ultra rare kaon decay could lead to evidence of new physics

Ultra rare kaon decay could lead to evidence of new physics
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Scientists searching for evidence of new physics in particle processes that could explain dark matter and other mysteries of the universe have moved one step closer, with a new result reported today at CERN.
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Events

Birmingham, STEM Ambassadors and me

Date
11/03/2020
Description
Yvonne Baker, chemical engineering alumna and Chief Executive of STEM Learning, will deliver the March 2020 EPS Distinguished Lecture entitled "Birmingham, STEM Ambassadors and me".

EPS Societies' Awards 2020

Date
10/06/2020
Description
Returning for their seventh year, the EPS Societies' Awards are the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences' annual celebration of our 38 student groups.
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