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International Conference on Women in Physics 2014

23 October 2014

The laws of physics are gender-neutral and the beauty of the universe is accessible to everyone; yet there are still relatively few women in physics – and the higher up the ladder in academia and industry you go, the fewer women you find

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The Hot and Energetic Universe with the X-ray Observatory Athena
Public talk, UCD, 12th Jan 6pm, Prof Luigi Piro

Policy submissions
IOPI submission to NI consultation on ERDF funding.

Efficient descriptions of many-body quantum systems with tensor networks
Prof. Ignacio Cirac, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. Speaking at Maynooth University 14 October, 4pm

Physicist poet, Iggy McGovern
Linen Hall Library, Belfast, 16 October

Friday Salons at the Black Box Belfast
The Simpsons and their mathematical secrets Simon Singh, 24 October

Electric cars are rubbish - aren't they?
Robert Llewellyn, Black Box Belfast, 7 November

Smashing science
A series of films, discussions and interactions with scientists across the fields of materials science, sports analytics and physics. 13-15 November, CHQ.

Quantum simulation with cold atoms
Professor Dr Juan Ignacio Cirac, Max Planck Institute, speaking at QUB on 15 October.

A close look at ferroelectric domain walls, roughly speaking
A lecture by Professor Patrycja Paruch at QUB on 27 October.


October 24

  • 1998 Launch of NASA’s Deep Space 1 probe, dedicated to testing new experimental technologies

  • 1804 Birth of Wilhelm Eduard Weber, who, with Carl Friedrich Gauss, invented the first electromagnetic telegraph
  • 1932 Birth of Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize “for discovering that methods developed for studying order phenomena in simple systems can be generalised to more complex forms of matter, in particular to liquid crystals and polymers.”

  • Physics in Perspective
    Watch talks from well-renowned physicists at from 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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