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Wick scientist receives £80,000 Industrial Fellowships from Prince Albert’s Great Exhibition legacy

14 October 2016

Susanna Challinger of KP Technology in Wick has been awarded an Industrial Fellowship worth £80,000 to help fund her project and bring technologies to fruition. The award was one of ten granted by The Royal Commission of the Exhibition of 1851 to the UK’s most promising young doctoral engineers and scientists

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There will be an event on Physics, Intellectual Property, and Brexit
On Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 at Marks & Clerk, 6 Canning Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EG

IOPS Aberdeen Public Lecture Series
The next lecture in the IOPS Aberdeen Public Lecture Series will be on Monday 7th November 2016 at Robert Gordon’s College, Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1FE

Ninth Lunchtime Rendezvous of the Seniors' Group in Aberdeen
The ninth Lunchtime Rendezvous of the Seniors' Group in Aberdeen will take place on Friday, 28 October 2016, 10:30 – 16:30 in Aberdeen Maritime Museum.

IOP Scotland member is recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours
Congratulations are due to Professor John Campbell BROWN, FRSE Astronomer Royal for Scotland who has been award an OBE for services to the Promotion of Astronomy and Science Education.

Prize winners announced for Reflections on Light competition
Young people from across Scotland were presented with prizes for winning an Institute of Physics competition in a ceremony at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 13 June 2016.

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