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Magnetic brain waves to detect injury and disease

Magnetic brain waves to detect injury and disease
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a new sensor to measure weak magnetic signals in the brain, which has the potential to increase understanding of connectivity in the brain.

University of Birmingham cosmologist appointed co-chair of Vera Rubin Observatory's Strong Lensing Science Collaboration

Description
A global team of scientists building the Rubin Observatory in Cerro Pachón in the Chilean Andes has elected a University of Birmingham cosmologist as co-chair of its Strong Lensing Science Collaboration.

Einstein's zoo: LIGO and Virgo confirm gravitational waves from 50 cosmic collisions

Einstein's zoo: LIGO and Virgo confirm gravitational waves from 50 cosmic collisions
Description
The LIGO and Virgo Collaborations, which includes researchers from the University of Birmingham, have announced a further 39 gravitational-wave events, bringing the total number of confident detections to 50.

How the UK can lead in the next generation of data-led innovation

How the UK can lead in the next generation of data-led innovation
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Data-driven innovation is a driver of sustainable growth and an opportunity for business to build back better, harnessing the world leading knowledge of UK higher education institutions.

UKRI Invests £109 million in future leaders

UKRI Invests £109 million in future leaders
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Three University of Birmingham researchers are joining the latest wave of Future Leaders Fellows, announced by Science Minister Amanda Solloway.

Death by Spaghettification: Scientists Record Last Moments of Star Devoured by a Black Hole

Death by Spaghettification: Scientists Record Last Moments of Star Devoured by a Black Hole
Description
A rare blast of light, emitted by a star as it is sucked in by a supermassive black hole, has been spotted by scientists using telescopes from around the world.

Detection of gravitational wave 'lensing' could be some way off

Detection of gravitational wave 'lensing' could be some way off
Description
Gravitational wave scientists looking for evidence of 'lensing', in which the faintest gravitational wave signals become amplified, are unlikely to make these detections in the near future according to new analysis.

Where do black-hole parents meet? LIGO/Virgo may provide answers

Where do black-hole parents meet? LIGO/Virgo may provide answers
Description
Astrophysicists investigating gravitational-wave data from the far reaches of the Universe believe they may have found an explanation for a curious signal detected from the collision of two black holes.

A gravitational "bang": LIGO and Virgo discover the most massive gravitational-wave source yet

A gravitational "bang": LIGO and Virgo discover the most massive gravitational-wave source yet
Description
The LIGO and Virgo Collaboration have reported the discovery of a signal from what may be the most massive black hole merger yet observed in gravitational waves.
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EPS Societies' Awards 2021

Date
16/06/2021
Description
Returning for their eighth year, the EPS Societies' Awards are the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences' annual celebration of our 43 student groups.
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