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Perimter tour

Perimeter Institute Canada tours Scotland giving professional learning workshops to teachers

8 April 2019

Greg Dick, Director of Outreach at the Perimeter Institute in Canada and Physics teacher, Laura Pankratz, visited Scotland at the beginning of March.

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To the moon and back
In celebration of this year’s fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the Institute of Physics presents an evening of talks, music and conversation exploring one of humankind’s greatest achievements – travelling to the Moon. Edinburgh, 23 April, 7-9.30pm.


25 April

  • 1983 The Pioneer 10 space probe travels beyond the orbit of Pluto
  • 1953 Physicists Rosalind Franklin, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins and biologist James Watson publish their paper in Nature on the structure of DNA, which they'd discovered using x-ray crystallography
  • 1900 Birth of Wolfgang Pauli, known for his exclusion principle in quantum mechanics - that no two identical fermions can occupy the same state at the same time - for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1945
  • 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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