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23 June 2016

Seventy-one secondary school students (aged 13-14) from around the country recently showcased their STEM projects at a special exhibition and ceremony at Trinity College Dublin.

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

Make your own air powered rocket launcher
Ulster Museum, 23 Feb, 4.30pm

Physics Busking at Big Day Out, St Patrick's Festival
20 March 12-6pm. Merrion Square Dublin

InspireFest Fringe Festival
Physics busking in Merrion Square, Dublin. Sat 2nd July from 10am

Physics busking
Codordojo, RDS, Ballsbridge Dublin 18th June

Catch the physics buskers at Bloom 2016
Phoenix Park, Dublin 4th-5th June

No barriers. No boundaries.
Primary science teaching international conference. 9-11th June. Waterfront Belfast.

New directions in physics teaching.
NI Physics teachers conference, QUB, Friday 3rd June.

Physics@Work: Shackleton's boat journey
5 May, 7.30pm, Maritime Museum, Haigh Tce, Dun Laoghaire

Explore particle physics with Jon Butterworth
Public talk, UCD, 20 April, 6.30pm


25 June

  • 1997 An unmanned Russian freighter spacecraft collides with Mir; one of the space station’s modules is left permanently depressurised and its solar panels have to be removed with a fire axe

  • 1894 Birth of Hermann Oberth, the pioneer of rocket propulsion
  • 1907 Birth of J Hans D Jensen, who shared the 1963 Nobel Prize with Maria Göppert-Mayer for their nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus
  • 1928 Birth of Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, who was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize, with Vitaly Ginzburg and Anthony James Leggett, for their “pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids"
  • 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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