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Finance director keeps a cautious eye on the Institute

29 September 2014

As the Institute’s group finance director, Michael Bray feels he is “the voice of reason” when advising on financial matters

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Topical Research Meeting on Hybrid Quantum Systems
Abstract submission deadline: 10 October 2014

Science of Inkjet and Printed Drops 2014
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Electrostat-Ex 2014
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Magnetic Resonance and Muons – A Complementary view of Materials
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Microscopy of Semiconducting Materials (MSM-XIX)
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Five members to take up places on the IOP’s Council
Five members who have been elected to the Institute’s Council will take up their places on 1 October 2014. They are Trevor Cross, Lisa Jardine-Wright, Kevin McGuigan, Angela Newing and Mark Wrigley.

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Lecture date change
Please note, the talk on 'The God Particle elementary particle physics at CERN' has been changed to 30th October @5pm in LT4 on the UEA campus. There will now be a new talk on the original date of 2nd October 'Frontiers in Photonics'. Professor David L. Andrews, UEA 5pm LT3. Please see the full calendar for more info


September 30

  • 1882 The first commercial hydroelectric powerplant in the world opens, on the Fox River in Wisconsin, USA
  • 1870 Birth of Jean Baptiste Perrin, who explained the Sun’s energy in terms of fusion and who was awarded the 1926 Nobel Prize for his experimental confirmation of Albert Einstein’s explanation of Brownian motion as being due to matter being composed of atoms
  • 1882 Birth of Hans Geiger, inventor of the Geiger counter and known for his experiment, along with Ernest Marsden and under the supervision of Ernest Rutherford, that discovered the atomic nucleus
  • 1905 Birth of Nevill Francis Mott, awarded a share of the 1977 Nobel Prize for work on amorphous semiconductors
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