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At home with NI physicists

6 March 2017

On the closing day of the 2017 Northern Ireland Science Festival two of the most distinguished local physicists were celebrated - Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and the late John Bell

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IOP Ireland exhibiting
at Irish Science Teachers Association conference 7-9 April Maynooth

Novel photonic mechanisms
for optical manipulation, switching, and light-harvesting in nanostructured molecular systems. Prof David Andrews University of East Anglia. DCU, TCD 30-31st March.

Gravitional wave astronomy talks
with Prof Shiho Kobayashi, Liverpool John Moore's University - UCC, UCD, QUB, 27-29 March

Teacher resource
Physics on Stage booklet, available

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


22 March

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