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Robert Boyle Summer School addresses attacks on science, fake news and alternative facts

22 June 2017

Robert Boyle Summer School addresses attacks on science, fake news and alternative facts

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Dublin Maker
Show off your stuff at Dublin Maker, 22 July, Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

Physics busking at Bloom 2017
Catch the physics buskers in action at Bloom in the Phoenix Park 3-4 June 2017.

Irish Quantum Foundations 2017 Conference. 25-26 May, UCD
Also includes public lecture on the ESA mission LISA.

Eamon's Get Together
Family fun and physics as Scientific Sue brings her bubble show to Omagh, 13th May.

Annual report 2017
Institute of Physics in Ireland's Annual Reports 2017

IOP Ireland exhibiting
at Irish Science Teachers Association conference 7-9 April Maynooth

Novel photonic mechanisms
for optical manipulation, switching, and light-harvesting in nanostructured molecular systems. Prof David Andrews University of East Anglia. DCU, TCD 30-31st March.

Gravitional wave astronomy talks
with Prof Shiho Kobayashi, Liverpool John Moore's University - UCC, UCD, QUB, 27-29 March


24 June

  • 1982 A British Airways flight passes through a cloud of volcanic ash ejected by the eruption of Mount Galunggung near Indonesia, causing all four engines to fail; despite this, the plane lands safely in Jakarta
  • 1883 Birth of Victor Francis Hess, winner of the 1936 Nobel Prize for his discovery of cosmic rays
  • 1915 Birth of Fred Hoyle, the leader of a research group who first explained how heavy elements are produced in stars, and who first coined the term “Big Bang” – in an attempt to ridicule the rival theory to his own “steady state” hypothesis.
  • 1927 Birth of Martin Lewis Perl, winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize for his discovery of the tauon – a lepton particle similar to the electron but with a much larger mass
  • Physics in Perspective
    Watch talks from well-renowned physicists at 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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