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Open meeting re membership of European Southern Observatory, 16th April, RIA

Physicists and Mathematicians of Belfast, event 25th June 2014, QUB
Physicists and Mathematicians of Belfast, event 25th June 2014, QUB

Fusion - powering our Future, talk 10th April
Where will we get our energy in the future? The presentation discusses the prospects for nuclear fusion, a hugely promising technology that is the subject of intensive research around the world.

The Ireland for CERN campaign, survey of secondary school students now open.
The Ireland for CERN campaign, survey of secondary school students now open at

Back to the Big Bang: The ATLAS Experiment at CERN
Public talk, Dr Kate Shaw, TCD, 10 March 7.30pm

Annual reports
IOP in Ireland 2014 Annual Report published

IOPI open meeting on CERN membership
7 March, 2pm, Royal Irish Academy

Apples and Atoms
Sculpture celebrating ETS Walton unveiled in TCD

Launch of UCD Science Expression 2013: Science + Film festival
UCD Science Expression Film Festival 31st Oct - 3rd Nov


April 20

  • 1535 A parhelion - the appearance of a luminous ring around the Sun - is observed over Stockholm
  • 1902 Pierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride
  • 1918 Birth of Kai Siegbahn, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize along with Nicolaas Bloembergen and Arthur Schawlow for their work in laser spectroscopy
  • 1927 Birth of Karl Alexander Müller, who was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize jointly with Johannes Georg Bednorz for their studies of superconductivity in ceramics
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