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Primary science teacher award

Orkney teacher wins Primary Science Teacher Award

25 June 2019

Congratulations go to Anita Angier of Shapinsay Community School, Orkney who won a Primary Science Teaching Trust's Primary Science Teacher Award.

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Nuclear Physics and the Making of the Modern Periodic Table by Professor Jim Al-Khalili
6-7pm Tuesday 30 July 2019 in the Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

Committee nominations
Take the challenge and join the IOP Scotland committee. With nominations to the IOP Scotland Committee now open, you have the opportunity to positively change the way people think about physics. The deadline is 9 June.

To the moon and back - Glasgow. The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, G4 9AW, 7-9.30pm, 28 May 2019.
In celebration of this year’s fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the Institute of Physics presents an evening of scintillating science cabaret exploring one of humankind’s greatest achievements – travelling to the Moon. Join science communicator and Apollo enthusiast Ben Craven, literary theorist Simon Malpas, big data specialist Joanna McKenzie and Alastair Bruce of the Royal Observatory for talks, songs and stories of lunar travels and travails including a moon-themed quiz. Tickets are available to purchase.

25 June

  • 1997 An unmanned Russian freighter spacecraft collides with Mir; one of the space station’s modules is left permanently depressurised and its solar panels have to be removed with a fire axe

  • 1894 Birth of Hermann Oberth, the pioneer of rocket propulsion
  • 1907 Birth of J Hans D Jensen, who shared the 1963 Nobel Prize with Maria Göppert-Mayer for their nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus
  • 1928 Birth of Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, who was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize, with Vitaly Ginzburg and Anthony James Leggett, for their “pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids"
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