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NI Science Festival wins Family Event of the Year 2015 Award

14 July 2015

The newly formed NI Science Festival was recently awarded Family Event of the Year 2015 in the annual Ni4Kids Awards in Belfast City Hall. Parents voted the inaugural Science Festival held in February as the most popular, beating stiff competition from some long-running festivals and events

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IOP Ireland at Dublin Maker
TCD Lawns, Saturday 25 July, 10am-6pm

Physics buskers in the National Botanical Gardens
Glasnevin, Dublin, Sunday 26 July noon-5pm

IOP Ireland and Seagate Technology join forces to hold two-day conference
IOP Ireland and Seagate Technology recently held a two-day conference in Northern Ireland.

Are comets the giver and taker of life?
Royal Irish Academy, 25 June, 6.30pm. Talk by prof. Monica Grady, Open University.

Dublin Maker
Physics lawn, TCD, 25 July. All-day event with a forge, 3D printing prosthetics, urban farming, underwater robotics, RoboSlam, home brewing, virtual reality etc...

Sentinus Young Innovators
IOP Ireland exhibiting at Sentinus Young Innovators event, 23 June, Ulster University, Jordanstown

Light and Shadow
23 May, UCD. A celebration of the International Year of Light. Explore light in nature, science, art, technology and health. Talks, demos, exhibits, tours, film screenings.

Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy: from ultralow power spintronics to cancer therapy
UCD, 19 May, 4pm. Talk by Prof Russell Cowburn, Cambridge

NDRC Spin Out Workshop
Digital Hub, Dublin 8, 21st May, 1-6pm

Mobile is Everything
Michael O'Hara, GSMA. IET Prestige Lecture, 27th May, 6.30pm NI Science Park.


August 2

  • 1932 Carl D Anderson discovers the positron, the antimatter counterpart to the electron, for which he would be awarded the 1936 Nobel Prize
  • 1939 Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd write to US President Franklin D Roosevelt warning of Nazi attempts to develop a nuclear weapon and urging that the American government initiate a project to create one of their own
  • 1820 Birth of John Tyndall, known for his many contributions to experimental physics, including showing that the Earth’s atmosphere causes a greenhouse effect
  • 1835 Birth of Elisha Gray, the inventor of the music synthesiser and an inventor who held more than 70 patents -– although he lost out to Alexander Graham Bell on that for the telephone
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