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IOP welcomes Sheila Rowan as Scotland’s next chief scientific adviser

8 June 2016

IOP fellow Professor Sheila Rowan, whose team contributed to the discovery of gravitational waves, is to be the next chief scientific adviser for Scotland, it was announced today

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IOPS Glasgow Public Lecture Series
Energy, the Internet and Quantum Mechanics. Technology and Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde, 4.30pm, 25 May.

42nd Stirling Physics Meeting
Wednesday 18 May, Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling

SUPA Annual Gathering
Wednesday 25 May, Technology and Innovation Centre, the University of Strathclyde

IOPS Edinburgh Seniors Lunchtime Rendezvous
The next Edinburgh Seniors Lunchtime Rendezvous will be on Wednesday 23 March 2016 at Inverleith Playing Fields

IOPS Edinburgh Public Lecture Series
The next lecture in the IOPS Edinburgh Public Lecture Series will be on 15 March at 7.30pm in the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh

IOPS Glasgow Seniors Lunchtime Rendezvous
The next Glasgow Seniors Lunchtime Rendezvous will be on Tuesday 26th January 2016 at the University of Glasgow

IOPS Edinburgh Public Lecture Series
The next lecture in the IOPS Edinburgh Public Lecture Series will be on 26 January at 7.30pm in the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh


30 June

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