Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - May 2016

Professor Dave Charlton (School of Physics and Astronomy), who heads up the ATLAS team, spoke to the Daily Mail and Newsweek as the Large Hadron Collider restarted after a winter break with the hope of discovering more new particles.

The University of Birmingham’s key role in the detection of gravitational waves was featured by the BBC. The article discussed Birmingham’s contribution to the building of the detector and the analyses of the data.

Vice–Chancellor, Sir David Eastwood, provided comment to the Times Higher Education following the announcement of COMPARE.

Professor Martin Freer (School of Physics and Astronomy) spoke to The Birmingham Post about the collaborative £20 million project to develop ‘cold-power’ technologies, backed by the Government’s Thermal Energy Research Accelerator (T-ERA).

Professor John Bridgeman (Department of Civil Engineering) has written for the Institution of Civil Engineers on the priorities for improving the resilience of the UK’s drainage infrastructure.