Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - January 2016

Professor Bob Stone (School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering) spoke to The Telegraph on how Virtual Reality could change our lives in 2016.

Professor Dave Charlton (School of Physics and Astronomy) provided comment to perfscience.com and Nature on the release of the first significant results from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), since a major upgrade earlier this year.

Dr Tim Jackson (School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering) commented in The Norwich Guardian on the FIRST LEGO League Challenge regional tournament, a worldwide event to build global problem-solving robots out of LEGO, hosted at the University.

Professor Mike Cruise (School of Physics and Astronomy) spoke to BBC Midlands Today regarding a series of experiments devised by University of Birmingham Scientists to be carried out by Astronaut Tim Peake on the International Space Station.

Research by Professor Bob Stone (School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering) into the possibility of using Virtual Reality to sustain the mental health of Astronauts has been featured by Motherboard, ladailypost.com, and on the Royal Canadian Airforce website, amongst others.

A virtual map of The Eden Project created by Professor Stone and his team featured in the January 2016 edition of Wired magazine in an article entitled, “3D viewing with altitude”.

Dr Sean Elvidge (School of Mathematics) featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe list for Science and Healthcare as one to watch for his work into forecasting solar superstorms.