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Gravitational waves observed from another cosmic collision of a pair of black holes

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The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration identify a further gravitational wave event in the data from the Advanced LIGO detectors

Where in the universe can you find a black hole nursery?

Where in the universe can you find a black hole nursery?
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Gravitational wave researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new model that could help astronomers track down the origin of heavy black hole systems in the Universe.

Government announces £23.5m for UK Quantum Technology Hub

Government announces £23.5m for UK Quantum Technology Hub
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A new wave of funding has been announced by the Government for research into quantum technologies.

What is the weather like in space today?

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It is now 50 years since Neil Armstrong set foot upon the moon. NASA, and several private space companies, have active plans to return astronauts there soon, with the goal of establishing a longer-lasting presence.

Physics and Astronomy at Birmingham 2019 NSS results

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Our students who participated in the National Student Survey (NSS) have ranked Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham highly.

Scientists weigh the balance of matter in galaxy clusters

Scientists weigh the balance of matter in galaxy clusters
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A method of weighing the quantities of matter in galaxy clusters – the largest objects in our universe – has shown a balance between the amounts of hot gas, stars and other materials.

Professor Kai Bongs from the University of Birmingham has been awarded this year's Institute of Physics Dennis Gabor Medal and Prize

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The Dennis Gabor Medal and Prize is awarded for Professor Kai Bongs' contribution to the development of quantum sensors and the translation to industrial applications.

Birmingham professor wins prestigious Institute of Physics award

Birmingham professor wins prestigious Institute of Physics award
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Cristina Lazzeroni, Professor in Particle Physics at the University of Birmingham, is the winner of this year's Institute of Physics Lise Meitner Medal and Prize.

Elements and new discoveries

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What is it that limits or constrains the number of chemical elements we know? The International Year of the Periodic Table, 2019

Celebrating 150 years of the Periodic Table

Celebrating 150 years of the Periodic Table
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UNESCO has designated 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table. We are marking the 150th anniversary of Mendeleev's periodic table of chemical elements with a series of short films.
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EPS Societies' Awards 2020

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10/06/2020
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Returning for their seventh year, the EPS Societies' Awards are the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences' annual celebration of our 36 student groups.
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