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Walton club Teacher workshop

9 September 2016

Recently, Trinity Walton Club was delighted to welcome 7 teachers of Trinity Walton Club students to Trinity College Dublin for a day long workshop. Trinity Walton Club is a STEM (physics, technology, engineering and maths) club, for second level students to connect with likeminded students and mentors, and further enhance their STEM knowledge and skills

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Progress and problems in understanding planet formation
Prof. Phil Armitage, University of Colorado, Boulder. Academic talks, NUIG, UCD, Maynooth 16-18 November

Catch the physics buskers
at the National Ploughing Championships on 20-22 September, and at Féilte, RDS on 1 October 2016

Check out physics courses and careers at Higher Options
RDS, 14-16 September, Options West, Galway 25 October, and Monaghan 24 November

Consultation response
IOPI responds to Dept of Education consultation on Statement of Strategy 2016-2018

IOP Ireland response
Consultation on the Northern Ireland draft programme for government framework 2016-21

Basic research funding proposal
IOPI submission re funding of basic research

100 years of Einstein’s gravity - but where are the waves?
Prof Mike Cruise, Dublin, 25 November, 7.30pm

Annual reports
IOP Ireland Annual Report April 2016

Tabletop X-ray lasers: from Star Wars to nanotechnology
1 Dec, 6pm, Royal Irish Academy, Prof Margaret Murnane

Photonic Splash events, NUI Galway
14-22 Nov. Evening lighting displays, talks and demos throughout the week.


27 September

  • 1825 The first passenger trains pulled by locomotive begin operating on the Darlington–Stockton railway
  • 1905 The journal Annalen der Physik published Albert Einstein’s paper on the relationship between energy and mass, from which we get his famous equation E = mc2.
  • 1918 Birth of Martin Ryle, the radio astronomer who shared the 1974 Nobel Prize with Antony Hewish for pioneering work in radio-astrophysics
  • 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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