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Physics Busking at Culture Night Belfast

Physics Busking at Culture Night Belfast

29 September 2014

On a balmy September evening, ten physics buskers took to the streets of Belfast and encouraged hundreds of Culture Night visitors to try out and understand simple physics experiments. Approximately 40,000 thronged the Cathedral Quarter for the annual extravaganza of Culture Night

Physics teachers in a spin

Physics teachers in a spin
29 September 2014

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Engineering Your Future
Women in Engineering Career Seminar, 8 Oct, Dublin Castle

IOP stand Higher Options Conference
IOP stand at Higher Options Conference, RDS, 17-19 September

5th International Workshop on Bismuth-Containing Semiconductors
5th International Workshop on Bismuth-Containing Semiconductors, Cork, 21-23 July

Unconscious Bias Workshop
Unconscious Bias Workshop, UCD, 27 August

Robert Boyle Summer School
Robert Boyle Summer School, Lismore, 3rd-6th July

Case for Irish Membership of ESO
IOPI report on the case for Irish Membership of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) now available.

Case for Irish Membership of CERN
IOPI case for Irish membership of CERN published

Frontiers of Physics Teachers Conference
27 September, Dublin City University

Physics courses in Ireland 2014
The Institute of Physics in Ireland has published details about third level physics courses in Ireland.


September 30

  • 1882 The first commercial hydroelectric powerplant in the world opens, on the Fox River in Wisconsin, USA
  • 1870 Birth of Jean Baptiste Perrin, who explained the Sun’s energy in terms of fusion and who was awarded the 1926 Nobel Prize for his experimental confirmation of Albert Einstein’s explanation of Brownian motion as being due to matter being composed of atoms
  • 1882 Birth of Hans Geiger, inventor of the Geiger counter and known for his experiment, along with Ernest Marsden and under the supervision of Ernest Rutherford, that discovered the atomic nucleus
  • 1905 Birth of Nevill Francis Mott, awarded a share of the 1977 Nobel Prize for work on amorphous semiconductors
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    Watch talks from well-renowned physicists at from our lecture series, you may even learn a thing or two

  • Schools lecture series
    The schools lectures feature topics from the Olympics to rock music. Plenty of physics to learn too!

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