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58th ISTA conference

58th Annual ISTA Conference

19 February 2020

The 2020 conference 8 February and opened with keynote speaker Professor Aidan Moran (UCD) with his plenary lecture ‘Staying Sharp: Practical Tips on Improving Your Memory and concentration'

Leaving Certificate winners 2019

Top physics students honoured

9 December 2019

Dr Yvonne Kavanagh, Chair of the Institute of Physics Ireland, presented Silver Medals to the top Leaving Certificate physics students and the Earnshaw Award for the best physics final year undergraduate project in Ireland.

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Cancelled - IOP Ireland Spring meeting 2020
With regret, we have decided to postpone the 2020 IOP Ireland Spring Meeting event due to take place on Saturday 28 March in University College Cork. We believe it is best to take this precautionary measure to ensure the health and well-being of our staff, members and the wider public. We will refund any registration fees paid direct to the delegate upon proof of purchase. Please contact the IOP conferences team by emailing If you have any queries, please email

School Student Physics Award roll of honour 2019
Congratulations to Eimear Mary Curran from Loreto Grammar School, Omagh on being awarded the School Student Physics Award!

IOP Ireland School Award winners announced
Congratulations to the most recent winners of the School Student Physics Award Alan Philips and Ruth Heavey from Castletroy College, Eoin Disney and Peter McHale from Patrician Secondary School and George Roberts and Conor Corcoran from St Mary's Knockbeg College.

School Student Physics Award roll of honour 2018
We have new recipients of this award: congratulations Amy English and Sarah O'Callaghan for Thornberry College, Derry.

Dublin teacher recognised by Institute of Physics
David Hobson will be given the 2018 IOP Ireland award for outstanding contributions to the teaching of physics.

Tyndall Lectures 2018
Physics of the circus, James Soper. Tyndall Schools Lecture tour Jan-Feb 2018

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