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The Incredible Power of Light exhibition opens at the Scottish Parliament

7 April 2015

The Incredible Power of Light exhibition will be on display at the Scottish Parliament between Wednesday 1 and Thursday 30 April 2015 as part of the International Year of Light

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IOP Stirling Meeting 2015
This year's IOP Stirling Meeting will take place at the Stirling Court Hotel (formerly known as the Management Centre) on Wednesday 20 May. The registration deadline is 15 May. Once again SSERC will be distributing free a valuable educational resource to all delegates who are currently teaching in schools. We look forward to seeing you in Stirling.

IOPS Young Members’ Group
The next meeting of the IOPS Young Members’ Group will be on 16 April at 6pm, at Marks and Clerk, Edinburgh

IOPS Glasgow Public Lecture Series
The next lecture in the IOPS Glasgow Public Lecture Series will be on 23 April at 7.30pm in the Kelvin Building, University of Glasgow

Edinburgh Seniors' Lunchtime Rendezvous
25 March, 10am, 12 (1F2) Bruntsfield Gardens, Edinburgh, EH10 4EA

IOP Scotland Edinburgh Public Lecture Series
The next Edinburgh public lecture will be held on 24 February

International Year of Light Event Launch
Registrations are invited for the Scottish launch of the International Year of Light on 23 February at the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Seniors' Lunchtime Rendezvous
The 12th Edinburgh Senior's Lunchtime Rendezvous will be held on 25 March.

Edinburgh Public Lecture Series
How physics is helping advance cardiac medicine. 27 Jan, 7.30pm, Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Seniors' Group Lunchtime Rendezvous
27 January, University of Glasgow, 10am


April 26

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  • 1933 Birth of Arno Allan Penzias, co-discoverer of the cosmic microwave background radiation along with Robert Woodrow Wilson - the pair shared half of the 1978 Nobel Prize with the other half being awarded to Pyotr Leonidovich for unrelated work
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