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Welsh students returning to science GCSEs

24 August 2017

There has been a sharp increase in entries to additional science and separate science GCSEs in Wales in 2017

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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
SOLD OUT
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


19 Febuary

  • 1878 The gramophone (or phonograph) is patented by Thomas Edison
  • 2002 The Mars Odyssey probe begins mapping the planet’s surface
  • 1986 The Mir space station is launched by the Soviet Union
  • 1473 Birth of Nicolaus Copernicus, the astronomer known for his heliocentric model of the solar system
  • 1941 Birth of David Gross, the particle physicist awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize along with Frank Wilczek and David Politzer for their discovery of asymptotic freedom – a feature of quantum chromodynamics in which interactions between particles become weak at high energy
  • 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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