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International Year of Light in Wales

International Year of Light in Wales is launched

16 February 2015

The International Year of Light (IYOL) was launched in Wales at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff on 5 February

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International Year of Light Launch Wales
You are cordially invited to attend the official Wales launch of the International Year of Light on 5 February at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay

The CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider
Free lecture. 6.30pm, 12 February at Cardiff University

Professor Robin Williams receives IOP's highest honour
Professor Robin Williams receives IOP's highest honour.

13th Annual Welsh Physics Teachers Conference
A free day of presentations and workshops for teachers and technicians on Wednesday 8 October. For further information, see:

Sir Isaac Remembers
Wednesday 16 July 18.30, Porters Bar, Cardiff

IOP Wales responds to consultation on literacy and numeracy

IOP Wales physics teacher survey
The IOP in Wales is concerned about the provision of suitably qualified physics teachers in Wales. To try and get an understanding of the situation we have put together a survey. You can find it here:
We hope you can find the time to complete the survey and also, and just as importantly, to pass it on to any colleagues who may also be teaching physics in Wales.

Get Yourself Heard
A chance to practice science communication techniques

12th Annual Welsh Physics Teachers Conference
Wednesday, 2 October 2013, 09:00 – 16:00

March 1

  • 1893 Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio
  • 1896 Radioactivity is discovered by Henri Becquerel
  • 1966 The Soviet Union’s Venera 3 space probe become the first to land on another planet when it crashes on Venus
  • 1943 Birth of Richard H Price, the general-relativist known for his eponymous theorem that any inhomogeneities in the geometry of the spacetime around a black hole will be radiated away
  • 1943 Birth of Rashid Sunyaev, known for his predictions of inverse Compton scattering in the cosmic microwave background radiation, along with Yakov Zel’dovich
  • Physics in Perspective
    Watch talks from well-renowned physicists at from our lecture series, you may even learn a thing or two

  • Schools lecture series
    The schools lectures feature topics from the Olympics to rock music. Plenty of physics to learn too!

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