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Teachers of Physics award
Teachers of Physics award (Wales 2013) - nominations open!

Welsh Physics Teachers Conference
This will take place on 4 October 2017

Storyteller Christine Watkins
joins forces with local scientists again

IOP Wales Public Lecture
with Dr Natasha Jackson-Booth of QinetiQ, on 16 November

Welsh Physics Teachers Conference
A free day of CPD for Welsh physics teachers

The Institute of Physics releases Welsh election manifesto
The IOP has released a manifesto which highlights the most important issues facing physics in Wales

Something DIFFerent: stories of science
7 Feb, 6,30-7.30pm, Gwdidw, Cardiff CF10 2HJ

Evening Lecture - The Science of Doctor Who: Time Travel and Alien Worlds
Travelling to alien worlds is one of the regular features of Doctor Who. But how could the TARDIS travel there and what would those alien worlds really be like?

International Year of Light Launch Wales
You are cordially invited to attend the official Wales launch of the International Year of Light on 5 February at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay

21 May

  • 1792 Birth of Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, after whom the Coriolis Effect is named

  • 1921 Birth of Andrei Sakharov, the nuclear physicist who contributed to the largest thermonuclear weapon ever detonated - the 50MT Tsar Bomba - and who was later awarded the 1975 Nobel Peace Prize after working to halt nuclear testing
  • 1946 A criticality accident occurs with a plutonium weapon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US; the resulting radiation kills physicist Louis Slotin
  • 2010 A spacecraft driven by a solar sail is launched by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; it would fly past Venus a year later in the first successful demonstration of this means of propulsion between planets
  • 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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