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Bright Minds

Launch of Bright Minds report

21 November 2014

Physics knowledge and expertise are essential to the success of Scotland: physics graduates are employed in high-value industries and the businesses that depend on physics research and technology have an impact across the Scottish economy

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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

IOP Scotland Edinburgh Lectures
The annual series of Institute of Physics lectures resumes in November 2013 and continues until March 2014. The first lecture will be on Tuesday 19th November 2013 at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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

November 23

  • 1616 Birth of John Wallis, the first person to produce mathematical solutions describing inelastic collisions and who made contributions to infinitesimal calculus and to geometry

  • 1837 Birth of Johannes Diderik van der Vaals, winner of the 1910 Nobel Prize and known for the equation now named for him, which describes the behaviour of gases
  • 1887 Birth of Henry Moseley, whose measurements of the x-ray spectra of various elements put the empirical concept of the atomic number on a firm basis in physics
  • Physics in Perspective
    Watch talks from well-renowned physicists at from 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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