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Walton club Teacher workshop

9 September 2016

Recently, Trinity Walton Club was delighted to welcome 7 teachers of Trinity Walton Club students to Trinity College Dublin for a day long workshop. Trinity Walton Club is a STEM (physics, technology, engineering and maths) club, for second level students to connect with likeminded students and mentors, and further enhance their STEM knowledge and skills

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Catch the physics buskers
at the National Ploughing Championships on 20-22 September, and at Féilte, RDS on 1 October 2016

Brexit - where next for physics in Northern Ireland?
Meeting on 22 September, Europa Hotel, Belfast, 10am-2pm

Peter Zoller talks
A Quantum Leap in Quantum Information, Prof Peter Zoller, University of Innstruck. Academic talks in UCC, Maynooth and QUB 19-21 September

Check out physics courses and careers at Higher Options
RDS, 14-16 September, Options West, Galway 25 October, and Monaghan 24 November

Leaving Certificate Physics Marking Schemes 2016
Teachers meeting. Blackrock Education Centre. 14 September, 7.30pm

Consultation response
IOPI responds to Dept of Education consultation on Statement of Strategy 2016-2018

IOP Ireland response
Consultation on the Northern Ireland draft programme for government framework 2016-21

Basic research funding proposal
IOPI submission re funding of basic research

100 years of Einstein’s gravity - but where are the waves?
Prof Mike Cruise, Dublin, 25 November, 7.30pm

Annual reports
IOP Ireland Annual Report April 2016


24 September

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  • 2014 The Mars Orbiter Mission, a Mars orbiter launched into Earth orbit by the Indian Space Research Organisation, successfully inserted into orbit of Mars
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