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Physicists meet in Athlone to discuss the climate of change

12 April 2019

Almost seventy people attended IOP Ireland’s annual spring meeting in Athlone on 30 March 2019, themed 'climate of change'.

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School Student Physics Award roll of honour 2019
Congratulations to Eimear Mary Curran from Loreto Grammar School, Omagh on being awarded the School Student Physics Award!

IOP Ireland School Award winners announced
Congratulations to the most recent winners of the School Student Physics Award Alan Philips and Ruth Heavey from Castletroy College, Eoin Disney and Peter McHale from Patrician Secondary School and George Roberts and Conor Corcoran from St Mary's Knockbeg College.

School Student Physics Award roll of honour 2018
We have new recipients of this award: congratulations Amy English and Sarah O'Callaghan for Thornberry College, Derry.

Dublin teacher recognised by Institute of Physics
David Hobson will be given the 2018 IOP Ireland award for outstanding contributions to the teaching of physics.

Tyndall Lectures 2018
Physics of the circus, James Soper. Tyndall Schools Lecture tour Jan-Feb 2018


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