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Top Irish physics students honored

11 December 2018

Professor David Riley presented awards to Ireland’s top physics students.

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IOP Ireland School Award winners announced
Congratulations to Eoin Dennehy and Jack O'Sullivan nominated by St Colmcille's Community School for IOP Ireland school award.

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


11 December

  • 1972 Apollo 17 touches down in the last mission of the world’s first programme of manned moon landings
  • 1781 Birth of David Brewster, who discovered the laws of light polarization by reflection and refraction
  • 1863 Birth of Annie Jump Cannon, the compiler of the Henry Draper Star Catalogue featuring 225 000 stars
  • 1882 Birth of Max Born, one of the pioneers of quantum mechanics and the recipient of the 1954 Nobel Prize
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