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Belfast’s Ken Orr named Irish physics teacher of the year

17 October 2014

Physics teacher Ken Orr picked up an Institute of Physics Teacher Award on 15 October at a ceremony in London

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Policy submissions
IOPI submission to NI consultation on ERDF funding.

Efficient descriptions of many-body quantum systems with tensor networks
Prof. Ignacio Cirac, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. Speaking at Maynooth University 14 October, 4pm

Physicist poet, Iggy McGovern
Linen Hall Library, Belfast, 16 October

Friday Salons at the Black Box Belfast
The Simpsons and their mathematical secrets Simon Singh, 24 October

Electric cars are rubbish - aren't they?
Robert Llewellyn, Black Box Belfast, 7 November

Smashing science
A series of films, discussions and interactions with scientists across the fields of materials science, sports analytics and physics. 13-15 November, CHQ.

Quantum simulation with cold atoms
Professor Dr Juan Ignacio Cirac, Max Planck Institute, speaking at QUB on 15 October.

A close look at ferroelectric domain walls, roughly speaking
A lecture by Professor Patrycja Paruch at QUB on 27 October.

Case for Irish Membership of ESO
IOPI report on the case for Irish Membership of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) now available.

Case for Irish Membership of CERN
IOPI case for Irish membership of CERN published


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