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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.

Scientists make quantum technology smaller

Scientists make quantum technology smaller
Description
A way of shrinking the devices used in quantum sensing systems has been developed by researchers at the UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing, which is led by the University of Birmingham.

NA62 experiment at CERN reports first evidence for ultra-rare process that could lead to new physics

NA62 experiment at CERN reports first evidence for ultra-rare process that could lead to new physics
Description
Scientists at CERN, including experts from the University of Birmingham, have reported on their first significant evidence for a process predicted by theory.

Gravitational wave researchers go beyond the quantum limit

Gravitational wave researchers go beyond the quantum limit
Description
Scientists working at the LIGO facility, including a team from the University of Birmingham, have shown how the ultra-fine tuning of the instruments enable it to push the boundaries of fundamental laws of physics.

Particle physics expert wins award for inspiring the public with his research

Particle physics expert wins award for inspiring the public with his research
Description
University of Birmingham Professor Konstantinos Nikolopoulos has won an award from the European Research Council for his work to inspire the public.

University of Birmingham post-graduate students launch company to reduce teacher workload

University of Birmingham post-graduate students launch company to reduce teacher workload
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University of Birmingham post-graduate students launch company to reduce teacher workload

Gravitational wave scientists grapple with the cosmic mystery of GW190814

Gravitational wave scientists grapple with the cosmic mystery of GW190814
Description
A highly unusual gravitational wave signal, detected by the LIGO and Virgo observatories in the US and Italy, was generated by a new class of binary systems, an international team of astrophysicists has confirmed.

Junior scientist receives prestigious award for contribution to high energy physics

Junior scientist receives prestigious award for contribution to high energy physics
Description
A physics lecturer at the University of Birmingham has clinched a prestigious award for his contribution to the field of high energy physics.

Quantum technology offers improved planning for epilepsy surgery

Quantum technology offers improved planning for epilepsy surgery
Description
A new project to harness quantum technology to enable better planning for patients undergoing epilepsy surgery has been funded by the UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing.
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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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