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Perimter tour

Perimeter Institute Canada tours Scotland giving professional learning workshops to teachers

8 April 2019

Greg Dick, Director of Outreach at the Perimeter Institute in Canada and Physics teacher, Laura Pankratz, visited Scotland at the beginning of March.

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To the moon and back
In celebration of this year’s fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the Institute of Physics presents an evening of talks, music and conversation exploring one of humankind’s greatest achievements – travelling to the Moon. Edinburgh, 23 April, 7-9.30pm.


20 April

  • 1535 A parhelion - the appearance of a luminous ring around the Sun - is observed over Stockholm
  • 1902 Pierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride
  • 1918 Birth of Kai Siegbahn, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize along with Nicolaas Bloembergen and Arthur Schawlow for their work in laser spectroscopy
  • 1927 Birth of Karl Alexander Müller, who was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize jointly with Johannes Georg Bednorz for their studies of superconductivity in ceramics
  • Physics in Perspective
    Watch talks from well-renowned physicists at 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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