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Edinburgh winter lecture on 24 March cancelled.
Due to take place at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, it will be rescheduled.

Visit to the James Clerk Maxwell museum and lunch
Join us on 25 March. Meet at Browns Restaurant in Edinburgh at 10am.

Congratulations to the newly elected Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Fellows 2020
Especially to physicists Rosalind Allen, Professor of Biological Physics, University of Edinburgh, Aidan Robson, Professor of Particle Physics and Ralf Kaiser, Professor of Physics, both from the University of Glasgow. Fellows of the RSE are leading thinkers and experts from Scotland and around the world whose work has a significant impact on our nation.


12 July

  • 1863 Birth of Paul Drude, known for his eponymous model of electrical conduction
  • 1913 Birth of Willis Lamb, winner of the 1955 Nobel Prize along with Polycarp Kusch for “discoveries concerning the fine structure of the hydrogen spectrum". He lends his name to the Lamb shift – the difference in energy between two of the energy levels in a hydrogen atom, which were predicted by Paul Dirac to have the same energy and which are caused by the interaction of the atom’s electron with the vacuum
  • 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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