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Disappointing drop in N. Ireland physics numbers at A-Level

14 August 2015

As students across the UK receive their A-level results the Institute of Physics in Ireland has expressed concern that in Northern Ireland the number of students taking physics at A-level has dropped for the second year in a row

Dublin’s recent Festival of Curiosity

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4 August 2015

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RSA Ireland: Relativity 100 at CERN
Talk by Steve Myers, QUB, Wednesday 2 September, 5.30pm.

IOP Ireland at Dublin Maker
TCD Lawns, Saturday 25 July, 10am-6pm

Physics buskers in the National Botanical Gardens
Glasnevin, Dublin, Sunday 26 July noon-5pm

IOP Ireland and Seagate Technology join forces to hold two-day conference
IOP Ireland and Seagate Technology recently held a two-day conference in Northern Ireland.

Are comets the giver and taker of life?
Royal Irish Academy, 25 June, 6.30pm. Talk by prof. Monica Grady, Open University.

Dublin Maker
Physics lawn, TCD, 25 July. All-day event with a forge, 3D printing prosthetics, urban farming, underwater robotics, RoboSlam, home brewing, virtual reality etc...

Sentinus Young Innovators
IOP Ireland exhibiting at Sentinus Young Innovators event, 23 June, Ulster University, Jordanstown

Light and Shadow
23 May, UCD. A celebration of the International Year of Light. Explore light in nature, science, art, technology and health. Talks, demos, exhibits, tours, film screenings.

Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy: from ultralow power spintronics to cancer therapy
UCD, 19 May, 4pm. Talk by Prof Russell Cowburn, Cambridge

NDRC Spin Out Workshop
Digital Hub, Dublin 8, 21st May, 1-6pm

August 31

  • 1663 Birth of Guillaume Amontons, who rediscovered the laws of friction first described by Leonardo Da Vinci; they would later be confirmed by Charles-Augustin de Coulomb
  • 1913 Birth of Bernard Lovell, known for his contributions to radio astronomy
  • 1949 Birth of Hugh David Politzer, winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize with David Gross and Frank Wilczek for their discovery of asymptotic freedom in quantum chromodynamics
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