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Bright Minds

Launch of Bright Minds report

21 November 2014

Physics knowledge and expertise are essential to the success of Scotland: physics graduates are employed in high-value industries and the businesses that depend on physics research and technology have an impact across the Scottish economy

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IOP Doing Outreach Workshop
27 November, University of Glasgow

IOP Scotland Open Meeting
IOPS will be holding an open meeting on 4 December at the University of Strathclyde

Public Engagement Grant Scheme
Our public engagement grant scheme provides up to £1500 to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland


November 27

  • 1971 A descent module released by the Soviet spacecraft Mars 2 becomes the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars, albeit by crashing
  • 2001 The Hubble Space Telescope detects a hydrogen atmosphere around the planet Osiris, orbiting a sun-like star 150 lightyears away in the constellation Pegasus, the first time the atmospheric composition of an extrasolar planet has been determined
  • 1701 Birth of the astronomer Anders Celsius, after whom the temperature scale is named
  • 1925 Birth of John Maddox, the science writer who edited Nature for 22 years
  • Physics in Perspective
    Watch talks from well-renowned physicists at from 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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