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15 January 2019

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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


24 March

  • 1896 AA Popov makes the world’s first radio transmission
  • 1965 Spacecraft Ranger 9 broadcasts television images of the moon shortly before crash landing
  • 1993 Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 is discovered just over a year before it collides with Jupiter
  • 1820 Birth of AE Becquerel, discoverer of the photovoltaic effect, on which solar cells depend
  • 1891 Birth of Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, the co-discoverer of what is now known as Cherenkov radiation – the light produced by a charged particle moving through a dielectric medium faster than the velocity of light in that medium
  • 1893 Birth of Walter Baade, the astronomer who first classified stars into distinct groups – Population I or Population II – determined that supernovae were a new, previously unknown class of object and hypothesized the existence of neutron stars
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  • Schools lecture series
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