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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


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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