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IOP President Roy Sambles with Minister John Halligan

Physics business brings in over €38 bn to Irish economy

17 January 2017

Physics-based industries contribute more than €38 bn annually to the Irish economy and employs over 287,000 people, according to a new report published by the Institute of Physics

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Tyndall Lectures 2017
Tyndall Schools Lecture tour. Life and legacy of Robert Boyle. Jan-Feb 2017.
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Importance of physics to the Irish economy
report launch. 12th Jan 5pm, RDS.

Novel photonic mechanisms
for optical manipulation, switching, and light-harvesting in nanostructured molecular systems. Prof David Andrews, University of East Anglia. Talks in DCU, TCD, 30th, 31 March 2017.

Nominations now open
for the Ireland Physics Teacher Award 2017

Physics and Life
11 March, Dublin. Spring Meeting and Rosse Medal postgrad competition.

IOP Ireland stand at BT Young Scientist
12-14 Jan 2017. Lots of physics goodies on display. Interested in volunteering at stand? email

STEM Education
Review report published

Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler
Academic talk: Quantum optics and quantum information with trapped ions. Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany. UCC, Mon 24 October, 4pm

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

20 January

  • 1836 Birth of André-Marie Ampère, one of the discoverers of electromagnetism, after whom the unit for electric current is named
  • 1885 The rollercoaster is patented
  • 1931 Birth of David Lee, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize along with Robert C. Richardson and Douglas Osheroff "for their discovery of superfluidity in helium-3"
  • 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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