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Scottish audience hears about IOP and the physics of beer

Scottish audience hears about IOP and the physics of beer

15 June 2018

The physics of beer and what produces and sustains its characteristic head of foam were explored in an IOP event in Glasgow organised for our affiliates and guests in Scotland, who also heard about the Institute’s work in education and public engagement in Scotland

Minister launches roll out in Scotland of gender balance programme piloted by IOP

Minister launches roll out in Scotland of gender balance programme piloted by IOP

12 June 2018

Minister in the Scottish Government Shirley-Anne Somerville announced on 7 June that a pilot programme to improve gender balance in STEM learning managed by IOP is to be rolled out across Scotland

IOP Scotland responds to review of "Tapping all our Talents"

17 May 2018

IOP Scotland responds to review of "Tapping all our Talents"

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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.


20 June

  • 1840 Samuel Morse is granted a patent for his invention of the telegraph

  • 1877 The first commercial telephone service in the world is installed by Alexander Graham Bell in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada
  • 1990 Discovery of the asteroid 5261 Eureka, the first of a group of “Trojan” asteroids found that share an orbit with Mars, orbiting at its L5 Lagrangian point
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    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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