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International Year of Light in Scotland

Edinburgh hosts launch of International Year of Light in Scotland

27 February 2015

A harp played by laser beams, a fusion of poetry and science, and an exploration of Maxwell’s equations all helped to launch the International Year of Light (IYOL) in Scotland on 23 February

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IOP Scotland Edinburgh Public Lecture Series
The next Edinburgh public lecture will be held on 24 February

International Year of Light Event Launch
Registrations are invited for the Scottish launch of the International Year of Light on 23 February at the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Seniors' Lunchtime Rendezvous
The 12th Edinburgh Senior's Lunchtime Rendezvous will be held on 25 March.

Edinburgh Public Lecture Series
How physics is helping advance cardiac medicine. 27 Jan, 7.30pm, Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Seniors' Group Lunchtime Rendezvous
27 January, University of Glasgow, 10am

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


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