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Australian novelist writes about life at University of Birmingham's solar observatories

Australian novelist writes about life at University of Birmingham's solar observatories
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Two of the University of Birmingham's most remote solar observatories are featured in a long-form essay, Staring At The Sun, by Australian novelist Tracy Sorensen, on the Big Skies Collaboration blog.

UK astrophysicists investigate two new neutron star smash-ups

UK astrophysicists investigate two new neutron star smash-ups
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UK astrophysicists are celebrating the new detection of a series of gravitational wave signals.

Two University academics awarded the prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship

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Two of the University of Birmingham's leading scientists have been awarded with a prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship.

Professor David Thouless obituary

Professor David Thouless obituary
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Professor David Thouless FRS, Physicist and 2016 Nobel Laureate for Physics has died in Cambridge on 6th April 2019 at the age of 84.

Skyrmions could provide next generation data storage

Skyrmions could provide next generation data storage
Description
Scientists at the Universities of Birmingham, Bristol and Colorado, Boulder have moved a step closer to developing the next generation of data storage and processing devices, using an emerging science called skyrmionics.

Upgraded detectors to resume Nobel Prize winning hunt for gravitational waves

Upgraded detectors to resume Nobel Prize winning hunt for gravitational waves
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UK astrophysicists, including a team from the University of Birmingham, are gearing up to resume the search for gravitational waves, the ripples in space time caused by some of the universe's most spectacular events.

NASA's Kepler Mission's first exoplanet candidate confirmed, ten years after launch

NASA's Kepler Mission's first exoplanet candidate confirmed, ten years after launch
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It was the first potential exoplanet identified by NASA's Kepler Mission ten years ago, and today astronomers including University of Birmingham researchers have confirmed it is a genuine exoplanet

Is there a future for nuclear energy in the UK?

Description
The existing UK energy "strategy" appears to have suffered a terminal blow with the disappearance of two major new build projects.

Funding to improve global gravitational wave network

Funding to improve global gravitational wave network
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A global network of gravitational wave observatories will be upgraded to almost double its sensitivity, the lead science funding agencies of the United Kingdom and United States announced today.

EPSRC funds new Centre for Doctoral Training in Topological Design at Birmingham to transform performance of materials

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Yesterday (4 February), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) announced it would be funding a new multimillion pound centre in Topological Design.
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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 34 student groups.
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