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Birmingham physics students win science communication award

Birmingham physics students win science communication award
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Two physics students from the University of Birmingham have won this year's Clear Direction Award for their ability to communicate technical subject matter in a clear and accessible way. It is the first time in the competition's five year history that the award has been shared by two winners.

Long-sought decay of the Higgs boson observed

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Six years after its discovery, the Higgs boson has at last been observed decaying to fundamental particles known as bottom quarks.

Project launches to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences

Project launches to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences
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The University of Birmingham has been awarded a slice of £5.5 million funding for a project to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences.

Physics and Astronomy at Birmingham 2018 NSS results

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The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham 2018 National Student Survey results.

Gravitational Waves Group showcase latest app

Gravitational Waves Group showcase latest app
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The Institute of Gravitational Wave Astronomy held a workshop on Wednesday 1 August to showcase their work in creating new apps. While the group have now built up a small portfolio of apps, the main focus of the session was their latest game 'Black Hole Master'.

The Future of Quantum Technology discussed on the latest Physics World Podcast

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Talking to Science Communicator Andrew Glester in the July edition of Physics World Stories, Professor Kai Bongs, Director of the UK National Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology, discusses the latest developments in quantum technologies.

Birmingham professor counters myths surrounding tonight's "Blood Moon"

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Tonight and tomorrow morningpeople around the world will be able to see a "blood moon" lunar eclipse. The phenomenon has revived interest in ancient myths surrounding how the moon affects our mood. Birmingham astrophysicist Professor Ilya Mandel was on hand to bring the focus back to the science.

Institute of Physics recognises service of Birmingham professor with Phillips Award

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Today, 20 July 2018, the Institute of Physics (IOP) announced that Nicola Wilkins, Professor of Physics at the University of Birmingham, is to receive the IOP Physics Award for distinguished service to the Institute.

Early career researcher receives prestigious award

Early career researcher receives prestigious award
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Dr Hannah Price, a Birmingham Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, received a University Founders' Award at the Chancellor's Dinner held on Thursday 12 July.

Institute of Physics recognises exceptional contribution of Birmingham early career researcher

Institute of Physics recognises exceptional contribution of Birmingham early career researcher
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Today, Wednesday 11 July 2018, the Institute of Physics (IOP) announced Birmingham researcher Dr Hannah Price is one of the winners of this year's awards.
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Events

Teachers STEM Outreach Fair

Date
15/11/2018
Description
An evening event for local teachers displaying the STEM Outreach opportunities from the at the University of Birmingham. Thursday 15th November 2018 (16:30-19:00).

Surface Science Day 2018

Date
17/12/2018
Description
A one-day workshop on surface and interface science is to be held at the University of Birmingham on 17th December 2018.

EPS Societies' Awards 2019

Date
12/06/2019
Description
Returning for their sixth year, the EPS Societies' Awards are the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences' annual celebration of our 29 student groups.
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