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Institute of Physics states the case for sustained investment in physics

19 April 2016

The Institute of Physics in Ireland (IOPI) has called on all political parties to ensure that sustained investment in physics at all levels is part of their proposed programme for government

IOP CEO Paul Hardaker presenting Niamh Kavanagh with the Rosse Medal
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Explore particle physics with Jon Butterworth
Public talk, UCD, 20 April, 6.30pm

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IOP Ireland Annual Report April 2016

Dublin's Victorian Diving Bell - Physics@Work talk, The Ferryman Pub
35 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay Dublin 15 March 7.30pm

Physics Busking at Big Day Out, St Patrick's Festival
20 March 12-6pm. Merrion Square Dublin

Science from high-altitude balloons: exploring the distant universe from the edge of space
Public talk with Prof Mark McConnell. Tuesday, 10 May, 6pm UCD

Make your own air powered rocket launcher
Ulster Museum, 23 Feb, 4.30pm

NI Science Festival
18–28 February 2016. Workshops, talks and interactive activities for young people, parents and schools. In the evening the festival will come alive with an eclectic mix of scientific debates, talks, theatre, comedy, music and film for adults. Over 100 events across 25 venues.


1 May

  • 1930 Pluto is given its name – it was chosen by a vote from the members of the Lowell Observatory, where the dwarf planet was discovered, after having been suggested by an 11-year-old girl in Oxford, Venetia Burney

  • 1910 Birth of J Allen Hynek, the astrophysicist and ufologist who served on three US Air Force studies of unexplained aerial phenomena
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