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Eclipse viewing at Cardiff Museum

20 March 2015

On the morning of Friday 20 March a massive crowd turned out to view the eclipse on the steps of the museum in Cardiff

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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 31

  • 1966 Luna 10, the first spacecraft to enter the moon’s orbit, is launched
  • 1890 Birth of William Lawrence Bragg, known for the Bragg law of x-ray diffraction and the winner of the 1915 Nobel Prize, along with his father William Henry Bragg, for their work on using x-rays to analyse crystal structures
  • 1906 Birth of Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, awarded the 1965 Nobel Prize with Richard Feynman and Julian Schwinger for their work on the development of quantum electrodynamics
  • 1934 Birth of Carlo Rubbia, the particle physicist who shared the 1984 Nobel Prize with Simon van der Meer for their work at CERN that led to the discovery of the W and Z bosons – the particles that mediate interactions in the weak nuclear force
  • 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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