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Top Leaving Cert physics and A-Level students honoured

10 December 2014

Four students shared the top place in physics in the 2014 Leaving Certificate, while a student from Belfast took the top award in N. Ireland A-Level physics

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Trinity Walton Club
9 December 2014

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Physics busking
Botanic Gardens Dublin, 9 Nov

Steering many-body quantum dynamics
Tommaso Calarco. Ulm University, Talks at UCC, Maynooth and QUB, 12-14 Nov

Physics Busking
Milk Market, Limerick, 15 Nov

IOPI Christmas Reception
RDS, 9 Dec. All welcome.

Action at a Distance: the life and legacy of John Stewart Bell
Art exhibition and talks, QUB, 5-30 November.

The Hot and Energetic Universe with the X-ray Observatory Athena
Public talk, UCD, 12th Jan 6pm, Prof Luigi Piro

Policy submissions
IOPI submission to NI consultation on ERDF funding.

Electric cars are rubbish - aren't they?
Robert Llewellyn, Black Box Belfast, 7 November


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