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Spring term with a virtual oSTEM

Spring term with a virtual oSTEM
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oSTEM has had a busy term including their annual STEM, LGBTQ & You conference, LGBTQ+ History Month, a photography competition and weekly virtual socials. Outgoing and incoming Chairs, Claire and Jackie tell us more.

Birmingham spacecraft engineer interviewed by BBC about her role in the breakthrough discovery of water on Saturn's Enceladus moon

Birmingham spacecraft engineer interviewed by BBC about her role in the breakthrough discovery of water on Saturn's Enceladus moon
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On 2 June 2021, BBC Earth's Planet Explorers released an interview with Dr Leah-Nani Alconcel, her role in the NASA-European Space Agency (ESA) Cassini mission to Saturn.

Dating the stars – scientist provide most accurate picture yet

Dating the stars – scientist provide most accurate picture yet
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Scientists have succeeded in dating some of the oldest stars in our galaxy with unprecedented precision by combining data from the stars' oscillations with information about their chemical composition.

Scientists hunt for evidence of 'lensed' gravitational waves

Scientists hunt for evidence of 'lensed' gravitational waves
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Scientists searching for evidence of lensed gravitational waves have published new research outlining the most recent findings on their quest to the first detection of these elusive signals.

Is the Standard Model of Particle Physics Cracking?

Is the Standard Model of Particle Physics Cracking?
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The standard model of particle physics could be changing

Asteroseismologists confirm that older stars rotate faster than expected

Asteroseismologists confirm that older stars rotate faster than expected
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Stars spin faster than expected as they age according to a new study led by scientists at the University of Birmingham which uses asteroseismology to shed new light on this emerging theory.

Seventy graduates take part in 'Meet your alumni' series

Seventy graduates take part in 'Meet your alumni' series
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In March 2021, the EPS Community launched the first event series aimed at introducing students to Engineering and Physical Science alumni from a broad range of sectors and offering and insight into their roles.

Building resilient cities with quantum sensors

Building resilient cities with quantum sensors
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Researchers at the UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing intend to provide the essential resilience to services which make up the UK infrastructure.

Quantum Technology Innovation Hub to transform local businesses

Quantum Technology Innovation Hub to transform local businesses
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Small and medium-sized businesses within the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP (GBSLEP) region can access specialist technical equipment through the launch of a new Quantum Technology Innovation Hub.

Graduate Sunchi Chen interviewed for PreparationTech

Graduate Sunchi Chen interviewed for PreparationTech
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Double nuclear graduate Sunchi shares her story of defying the odds to become one of the few Black women specialising in nuclear energy technology.
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