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Festival of Physics being held in Edinburgh in October

8 October 2018

The Institute of Physics’ Festival of Physics is back for its second year, and it is set to be bigger and better than ever.

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The festival, taking place at Dynamic Earth later this month, will celebrate the wonder of science and demonstrate the fascinating ways in which physics is constantly shaping the world around us.

The three-day event will take place in October, with a jam-packed line-up featuring scintillating science shows, hands-on workshops, expert speakers and enthralling art installations. The festival is open to people of all ages and levels of science knowledge and is free to attend.

Highlights of the festival are set to include science cookery workshops, laser art, a space quiz with Radio 4’s Helen Keen, new theatrical performances and a ceilidh, alongside talks from world-leading physicists working at the cutting edge of our explorations of the universe.

Siân Hickson, IOP Public Engagement Manager for Scotland, said:

“Scotland has given birth to some of the most prominent physicists in history. By creating this free festival with our partner Dynamic Earth, we’ve curated a celebration of physics and the influence of its ideas across our culture. With events for children, teens and families during the day and for adults on the Friday and Saturday evening, we hope to attract people from across Scotland to question, explore and celebrate the power of curiosity.”

The Festival of Physics will take place at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh from 26-28 October.

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