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IOP president gives guest lecture at teachers’ conference in Bangor

IOP president gives guest lecture at teachers’ conference in Bangor

26 July 2016

Teachers from Wales who went to an IOP conference in Bangor “for all who teach physics” said they were delighted with the day and gave special praise to a guest lecture by the IOP’s president, Professor Roy Sambles.

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Cardiff Storytelling Event
15 February 2016

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IOP Wales Public Lecture
with Dr Natasha Jackson-Booth of QinetiQ, on 16 November

Teachers of Physics award
Teachers of Physics award (Wales 2013) - nominations open!

Welsh Physics Teachers Conference
A free day of CPD for Welsh physics teachers

The Institute of Physics releases Welsh election manifesto
The IOP has released a manifesto which highlights the most important issues facing physics in Wales

Something DIFFerent: stories of science
7 Feb, 6,30-7.30pm, Gwdidw, Cardiff CF10 2HJ

Evening Lecture - The Science of Doctor Who: Time Travel and Alien Worlds
SOLD OUT
Travelling to alien worlds is one of the regular features of Doctor Who. But how could the TARDIS travel there and what would those alien worlds really be like?

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


5 December

  • 1863 Birth of Paul Painlevé, who introduced a coordinate system, used in general relativity, which showed that the Schwarzchild Radius is a coordinate singularity rather than a real breaking-down of the theory
  • 1868 Birth of Arnold Sommerfeld, nominated a record 81 times for the Nobel Prize in Physics without ever winning
  • 1901 Birth of Werner Heisenberg, who formulated the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1932
  • 1903 Birth of Cecil Frank Powell, awarded the 1950 Nobel Prize for his technique to study nuclear process and his discovery of the pion
  • 1907 Birth of Guiseppe Occhialini, the Italian physicist who contributed to the discovery of the pion and after whom an IOP award is named
  • 1932 Birth of Sheldon Lee Glashow, awarded the 1979 Nobel Prize for his work on electroweak theory

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  • Schools lecture series
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