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UK researchers awarded £30m investment in global neutrino physics project

UK researchers awarded £30m investment in global neutrino physics project
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The UK has made a new, multi-million pound investment in the DUNE global science project, bringing together the scientific communities of the UK and 31 countries to build the world's most advanced neutrino observatory.

Mobile app to provide the latest on black hole collisions and merging neutron stars

Mobile app to provide the latest on black hole collisions and merging neutron stars
Description
The Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy have released a new app to encourage members of the public to stay up to date with new gravitational wave events in near real time.

Scientists Observe Year-long Plateaus in Decline of Type Ia Supernova Light Curves

Scientists Observe Year-long Plateaus in Decline of Type Ia Supernova Light Curves
Description
A team of scientists has discovered that the fading of infrared light following Type Ia supernovae explosions can be interrupted, with brightness staying the same for up to a year.

Ultra rare kaon decay could lead to evidence of new physics

Ultra rare kaon decay could lead to evidence of new physics
Description
Scientists searching for evidence of new physics in particle processes that could explain dark matter and other mysteries of the universe have moved one step closer, with a new result reported today at CERN.

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

Description
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?
Description
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
Description
A new wave of funding has been announced by the Government for research into quantum technologies.

What is the weather like in space today?

Description
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

Description
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
Description
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.
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Events

Yvonne Baker - EPS Distinguished Lecture

Date
11/03/2020
Description
Yvonne Baker, chemical engineering alumna and Chief Executive of STEM Learning, will deliver the March 2020 EPS Distinguished Lecture.

EPS Societies' Awards 2020

Date
10/06/2020
Description
Returning for their seventh year, the EPS Societies' Awards are the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences' annual celebration of our 38 student groups.
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