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Costumed drama brings science to life

7 February 2017

Life and legacy of Robert Boyle enlightens and entertains school students across Ireland

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Manifesto for physics
Northern Ireland Assembly election 2 March

Catch the physics buskers in the Foyle Arena
Derry on 25 Feb and Belfast, St George's Market, on 26 Feb at the NI Science Festival

STEM in action, female workshops
24 Feb, Belfast Met College

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

22 Febuary

  • 1632 Galileo Galilei publishes his Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, which compares the heliocentric Copernican model of the solar system with the traditional, Ptolemaic, geocentric one
  • 1857 Birth of Heinrich Hertz, who first demonstrated the existence of electromagnetic waves and after whom the unit of frequency is named
  • 1824 Birth of Pierre Janssen, the astronomer credited with discovering helium along with Joseph Norman Lockyer
  • 1902 Birth of Fritz Strassmann, known for his work that contributed to the discovery of nuclear fission
  • 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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