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44th Stirling Physics Meeting
Wednesday 9th May 2018, Stirling

IOPS Edinburgh Public Lecture
The next IOPS public lecture in Edinburgh will be on 20 March at 7.00pm

Fifteenth Lunchtime Rendezvous of the Seniors' Group in Edinburgh
Seniors event: The next lunchtime rendezvous of the seniors' group will be in Edinburgh on 28 March.

IOPS Edinburgh public lecture series
The next lecture in the series will be on 20 February 2018

Lunchtime Rendezvous
The next Lunchtime Rendezvous of the seniors group will be in Edinburgh on 28 March 2018.

Love Physics? Train to teach
Find out more about becoming a physics teacher in Scotland

Edinburgh public lecture series
The next lecture in the IOPS Edinburgh public lecture series will be on 5 December 2017

IOPS Aberdeen public lecture
The next lecture in the IOPS Aberdeen public lecture series will be on 4 December 2017

IOPS Public Lecture Series in Aberdeen
This will take place on Monday, 6 November 2017.


21 May

  • 1792 Birth of Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, after whom the Coriolis Effect is named

  • 1921 Birth of Andrei Sakharov, the nuclear physicist who contributed to the largest thermonuclear weapon ever detonated - the 50MT Tsar Bomba - and who was later awarded the 1975 Nobel Peace Prize after working to halt nuclear testing
  • 1946 A criticality accident occurs with a plutonium weapon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US; the resulting radiation kills physicist Louis Slotin
  • 2010 A spacecraft driven by a solar sail is launched by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; it would fly past Venus a year later in the first successful demonstration of this means of propulsion between planets
  • 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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