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CuWIP 2015

Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics 2015

30 March 2015

Five undergraduate physics students at Dublin City University were selected to attend the inaugural four-day Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CuWIP) in March, held at the University of Oxford

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IOP Ireland response to Consultation on the Successor to Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation
IOP submission to government consultation on strategy for science, technology and innovation

petition for Irish membership of ESO
UCD Student Physics Society launch petition to campaign for Irish membership of the European Southern Observatory

Geological hazards - how safe is the UK?
Professor Martin Culshaw, University of Birmingham & British Geological Survey. Talk at Ulster Museum, 23 March

New Frontiers of Physics lecture
Prof. Séamus David, Cornell University speaking at UCC, 24 March, 6pm, as part of the George Boole 200 programme

ESO Industry Day
26 March TCD

Belfast physicist wins silver medal at House of Commons
Queen's research fellow wins prize at SET for Britain 2015 competition.

Next Steps: careers talk
Theoretical physics graduate now R&D Electrical Engineer with OpenHydro. UCD 12 March 3pm

The Cosmic Microwave Background and Results from the Planck satellite
Prof Ken Ganga, APC Paris. Talks in UCC, 9 March, Maynooth University 10 March, QUB 11 March.

March 31

  • 1966 Luna 10, the first spacecraft to enter the moon’s orbit, is launched
  • 1890 Birth of William Lawrence Bragg, known for the Bragg law of x-ray diffraction and the winner of the 1915 Nobel Prize, along with his father William Henry Bragg, for their work on using x-rays to analyse crystal structures
  • 1906 Birth of Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, awarded the 1965 Nobel Prize with Richard Feynman and Julian Schwinger for their work on the development of quantum electrodynamics
  • 1934 Birth of Carlo Rubbia, the particle physicist who shared the 1984 Nobel Prize with Simon van der Meer for their work at CERN that led to the discovery of the W and Z bosons – the particles that mediate interactions in the weak nuclear force
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