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Deadline for entries is 31 May 2017

The next lecture in the IOPS Edinburgh Public Lecture Series
will be on Tuesday 28 February 2017 at 7.30pm in the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh

The fourteenth Lunchtime Rendezvous
of the Seniors' Group in Edinburgh will take place on 22 March 2017, 10:00 to 15:00, in Stewart's Melville Clubhouse, Edinburgh

The fourteenth Lunchtime Rendezvous of the Seniors' Group in Glasgow
will take place on Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 10am-15pm in the University of Glasgow

The next lecture in the IOPS Aberdeen Public Lecture Series
will be on Monday 5 December 2016 at Robert Gordon's College, Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1FE

The next lecture in the IOPS Edinburgh Public Lecture Series
will be on Tuesday 6 December at 7.30 pm in the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh

IOPS Aberdeen Public Lecture Series
The next lecture in the IOPS Aberdeen Public Lecture Series will be on Monday 7th November 2016 at Robert Gordon’s College, Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1FE

There will be an event on Physics, Intellectual Property, and Brexit
On Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 at Marks & Clerk, 6 Canning Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EG

Ninth Lunchtime Rendezvous of the Seniors' Group in Aberdeen
The ninth Lunchtime Rendezvous of the Seniors' Group in Aberdeen will take place on Friday, 28 October 2016, 10:30 – 16:30 in Aberdeen Maritime Museum.


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  • 1933 Birth of Arno Allan Penzias, co-discoverer of the cosmic microwave background radiation along with Robert Woodrow Wilson - the pair shared half of the 1978 Nobel Prize with the other half being awarded to Pyotr Leonidovich for unrelated work
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