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Professor Douglas Paul

Professor Douglas Paul from the University of Glasgow receives IOP President’s Medal.

21 October 2014

Douglas Paul was awarded the President’s Medal at the IOP awards dinner on 15 October, in recognition of his achievements in translating physics research into advanced technology

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IOP Scotland Seniors event
The 7th Aberdeen Lunchtime Rendezvous of the IOPS seniors group will be on 31 October

Why are we here? A beginners' guide to the Multiverse
3 November 2014, University of Dundee.

Structural Nanocomposites – advanced new materials for future lightweight structures
3 November 2014. Robert Gordon’s College, Schoolhill, Aberdeen.

Adaptive Optics for Future Extremely Large Telescopes
4 November 2014, Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Can everyone do science and maths?
Join us to discuss Our Vision for Science and Mathematics Education and explore how we can make it a reality. 6 October, Liberal Democrat party conference fringe meeting, Tower Futures Gallery, Glasgow Science Centre.

Cool Astronomy
In the year we land on a comet for the first time, this talk will explain why they are fascinating objects, and what we hope to discover in the coming months and years. 8 October, University of Dundee.

Biophotonics: Techniques and Tools
A one-day meeting on Biophotonics: Techniques and Tools will be held at the University of Dundee on 11 September

Science in the Quad
Aberdeen Public Lecture Series. The next lecture in our Aberdeen series will be on 8 September at 7pm

Meeting of the IOPS Young Members Group
The next meeting of the IOPS Young Members' Group will be on 11 September in Edinburgh

Glasgow Public Lecture Series
The next in our Glasgow series of IOP Scotland public lectures takes place on Thursday 15 May, at 7.30pm.


October 24

  • 1998 Launch of NASA’s Deep Space 1 probe, dedicated to testing new experimental technologies

  • 1804 Birth of Wilhelm Eduard Weber, who, with Carl Friedrich Gauss, invented the first electromagnetic telegraph
  • 1932 Birth of Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize “for discovering that methods developed for studying order phenomena in simple systems can be generalised to more complex forms of matter, in particular to liquid crystals and polymers.”

  • 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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