Ten ways Engineering and Physical Sciences helps deliver Christmas

The El Sol installation

The El Sol installation

Professor Andy Schofield, Head of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, selected the recent “El Sol” art-science installation as one of the “Ten ways Engineering and Physical Sciences helps deliver Christmas” in his seasonal message.

Jewellery fashion takes a new leap this Christmas; Swarovski recently collaborated with physicists from Birmingham to create a soundscape of the sun for their El Sol installation, a scale model of the sun made from 2,880 precision cut crystals.

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Steven Hale leads the operation and development of the international Birmingham Solar Oscillations Network (BiSON), a global network of automated robotic solar telescope run by the University of Birmingham in the UK. His research interests are instrumentation and electronics, and high-resolution optical spectroscopy techniques. In his spare time he has many interests including photography and aviation, and has a private helicopter license rated on the Robinson R22 and R44 aircraft.

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