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Particle physics talk engages an open-air audience in new venture for the IOP

28 May 2015

CERN scientist Professor Tara Shears engaged an open-air audience with particle physics in a busy quarter of London’s King’s Cross on 27 May, drawing in passers-by as well as more than 200 participants who were seated to hear her speak

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IPELS2015
Abstract submission deadline: 1 June 2015

Physical Aspects of Polymer Science (PAPS)
Abstract submission deadline: 27 May 2015

Physics of Emergent Behaviour II
Early registration deadline: 11 June 2015

Quantum, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics (QUAMP)
Abstract submission deadline: 19 June 2015

Renewables at scale: realising gigawatt generation
Early registration deadline: 26 June 2015

Suffolk Show 2015
The Ipswich Centre will be at the Suffolk Show Trinity Park Ipswich in Half Term. 27-28 May, Trinity Park Showground, Ipswich.

Rosie - The Spacecraft Engineer
Spacecraft engineer Rosie will be talking about her work on Rosetta and more. 11 June, Kesgrave High School, Ipswich.

To Dark Matter and Beyond
Join us to learn about the restart of the LHC. 27 May, Canalside Steps, Granary Square, Regent's Canal, King's Cross, London, N1C 4AA

Open Innovation Workshop
Build your business - attend the IOP's Open Innovation Workshop


May 28

  • 585BC A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted, during what would become known as the Battle of the Eclipse between the Medes and the Lydians. The precise knowledge of this date, combined with the ability to calculate the dates of other eclipses, allows other historical dates to be determined accurately

  • 1998 Pakistan begins a series of nuclear-weapon tests
  • 2002 The Mars Odyssey spacecraft discovers ice
  • 1872 Birth of Marian Smoluchowski, the pioneer of statistical physics
  • 1879 Birth of Milutin Milankovic, known for his theory of ice ages that suggested a relationship between long-term variations in the Earth's climate and changes in its orbit.
  • 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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