In this month’s edition of Physics World: Dark-matter labs become subterranean centres for science

1 May 2015

Deep beneath our feet, below mountains and mine shafts, a scientific transformation is taking place

Credit: University of Manchester

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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

Physics of Emergent Behaviour II
Abstract submission deadline: 4 May 2015

Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics VII
Registration deadline: 8 May 2015

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

Superconductors in the 21st Century
The latest APSS talk in Cambridge. 22 April 2015

Seeing the Unseen
A talk at Anglia Ruskin organised by the Chelmsford Group. 23 April

Photo-biophysics: seeing without eyes and signalling in the dark
The next talk by the Norwich Group. 24 April

Physics Works: visual effects
Physics and physicists have been at the centre of a slew of recent films, such as Oscar-winning sci-fi epic Interstellar

May 3

  • 1715 A total solar eclipse occurs – there will not be another visible from London for 900 years

  • 1892 Birth of George Paget Thomson, winner of the 1937 Nobel Prize for discovering that the electron has wavelike properties
  • 1902 Birth of Alfred Kastler, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1966 "for the discovery and development of optical methods for studying Hertzian resonances in atoms"
  • 1933 Birth of Steven Weinberg, who, with Abdus Salam and Sheldon Glashow, unified the electromagnetic force and weak nuclear force. The three were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1979
  • 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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