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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'.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

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.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

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

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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.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

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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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Hello from UBeRacing!

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UBeRacing are the University's brand new electric Formula Student Team who are working to produce an electric single seat racing car by July 2019. Founder Max Ruffles introduces the team.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

GDS end of year round-up

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It's been a great year for GDS with a 75% increase in members since last year, more Game Jams and a tutorial programme. Chair James Adey tells us more.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

EPS Netball Season Review 2017/18

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EPS Netball returned this year with a new spark of enthusiasm and are on a winning streak! Co-Captain Beth Pearson tells us more.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

An extremely exciting and busy year for UBRobotics

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UBRobotics are growing from strength to strength thanks to new sponsorship, more workshops and training, and a huge amount of enthusiasm. Club President Edward Chamberlain tells us more.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

A year with EWB

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This has been a big year for us and we hope we can branch out to even more people; spreading news about what our charity aims to do, how we can help others get involved and increasing our outreach work. Out-going Vice President Anastasia Pywell tells us more.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students
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