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IOPS Autumn Public Lecture series
This will take place in Aberdeen is on Monday 2nd October 2017.

Seniors event
The next lunchtime rendezvous of the seniors' group will be in Aberdeen on 27 October

IOPS Aberdeen Autumn Public Lecture Series
The dates for the IOPS Aberdeen Autumn Public Lecture Series have been announced. The first lecture is on Monday 4th September 2017

Alzheimer's Disease: Addressing a Twenty-First Century Plague
16 July 2017, 2.30-3.30pm Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Alzheimer's Disease: Addressing a Twenty-First Century Plague, Christopher M. Dobson, FRS: FMedSci, University of Cambridge

Festival of Physics
The call for ideas for the Institute of Physics' inaugural Festival of Physics is now open. Please email sian.hickson@iop.org to receive a copy of the proposal submission form.

43rd Stirling Physics Meeting
The 43rd Stirling Physics Teachers' Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 09:00 – 16:00 at Stirling Court Hotel University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA

Gender Stereotyping Competition
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


17 October

  • 1604 Johannes Kepler begins observing a supernova that was first seen eight days earlier, later writing a book on the subject, De Stella nova in pede Serpentarii (‘On the new star in Ophiucus’s foot”)
  • 1888 Thomas Edison patents an invention he calls the ‘optical phonograph’ – effectively the first film camera – claiming it will “do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear”
  • 1956 The UK’s first commercial nuclear power station opens at Sellafield, Cumbria
  • 1919 Birth of Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, who jointly developed the Belinsky-Khalatnikov-Lifshitz model of the very early universe in general relativity
  • 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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