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Casting: art to aerospace

Casting: art to aerospace
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Feature article on the life and research of Professor Nick Green, Director of the High Temperature Research Centre and Professor of Manufacturing Technology at the University of Birmingham, who recently gave his Inaugural Lecture, entitled 'Casting: art to aerospace'.

Birmingham academics proud parents of BBC Young Musician 2018 competition winner

Birmingham academics proud parents of BBC Young Musician 2018 competition winner
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Amongst the many people congratulating Lauren Zhang, the teenage pianist from Birmingham who yesterday (13 May) won the prestigious BBC Young Musician 2018 competition, none are more proud than Lauren's parents, Shuang Zhang and Hui Li.

Countering the threat to online security posed by quantum computers

Countering the threat to online security posed by quantum computers
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Some 30 years after they were first mooted, quantum computers remain largely theoretical. Yet few people doubt they will one day become a reality. When they do, they will bring many benefits – greater speed and efficiency, for example – but they also pose a potentially seismic security threat.

Dr Steve Vickers: personal computing pioneer

Dr Steve Vickers: personal computing pioneer
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Today, Dr Steve Vickers is best known to students and colleauges at Birmingham as a lecturer in computer science with research interests in the theoretical mathematics which underpin the discipline. Less well known, however, is Steve's 'previous life' as a pioneer of personal computing in the early 1980s, where he wrote the ROM firware for (amongst others) the legendary ZX Spectrum, which celebrates its 36th anniverary on 23 April. We caught up with Steve to find out more about his pioneering work and how the Spectrum helped shape the world of pervasive computing we know today.

SATNAV interview Professor David Phillips

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Professor David Phillips CBE FRS, Past President of the Royal Society of Chemistry and University of Birmingham alumnus, gave the 2018 EPS Distinguished Lecture. His lecture, entitled "Light Up Your Life" saw him share his personal journey from raw Birmingham undergraduate in 1958 through an extremely successful and fulfilling academic career in photochemistry. The team from SATNAV Magazine covered the entire event and had the exclusive interview with Professor Phillips.
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Eyes for Sore Sites: a life of Geophysics - Professor Nigel Cassidy's Inaugural Lecture

Date
20/06/2018
Description
In his Inaugural Lecture, Professor Nigel Cassidy will take you through his life as a geophysicist from his early career in contaminated land investigation through to his present day work on large-scale infrastructure projects.

EPS Societies' Awards 2019

Date
12/06/2019
Description
Returning for their sixth year, the EPS Societies' Awards are the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences' annual celebration of our 29 student groups.
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