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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: http://welshphysicsteachersconference.eventbrite.co.uk

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

Consultations
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:
http://tinyurl.com/m98x3mc
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


May 25

  • 240 BC Halley's Comet reaches its perihelion for the first time in recorded human history

  • 1865 Birth of Pieter Zeeman, who shared the 1902 Nobel Prize with Hendrik Lorentz for his discovery of the Zeeman effect - the phenomenon in which spectral lines split into several components in the presence of a static magnetic field
  • 1921 Birth of Jack Steinberger, who discovered the muon neutrino along with Leon Lederman and Melvin Schwarz, for which the trio were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1988
  • 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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