Physics World July 2015

Flashes in the ashes: How volcanic lightning is helping to demystify the Earth’s plasmasphere

2 July 2015

At the height of the First World War, in the trenches, German physicist Heinrich Barkhausen was eavesdropping on Allied telephone conversations. Every now and again, the Allied communications were drowned out by some strange sounds. The soldiers dubbed them “whistlers” because they sounded similar to shells flying overhead

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Physics of Emergent Behaviour II
Registration deadline: 1 July 2015

Renewables at scale: realising gigawatt generation
Registration deadline: 8 July 2015

Early registration deadline: 29 July 2015

Quantum, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics (QUAMP)
Abstract submission deadline extended: 3 July 2015

Very Early Career Woman Physicist Prize
The Women in Physics Group invites applications from women physicists for the Very Early Career Award 2015. All entries must be received by 15 July.

East Anglia Business Lecture: Regenerative Medicine
1 July, 6pm, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Our Dynamic Sun
An IOP / CSES lecture for the public. Our Dynamic Sun, Dr Helen Mason. 1 July, 7pm, Anglia Ruskin.

ICWIP UK report 2014, includes announcements for ICWIP 2017 and information on the new Women in Physics Day

Energy Group newsletter, October issue now availible online

July 2

  • 1897 Guglielmo Marconi receives a patent for his invention of the radio

  • 1862 Birth of William Henry Bragg, who shared the 1915 Nobel Prize with his son William Lawrence Bragg for their invention of the x-ray spectrometer and subsequent work on x-ray crystallography
  • 1906 Birth of Hans Bethe, the theoretical physicist who made contributions to nuclear physics, quantum electrodynamics and astrophysics, headed the Theoretical Division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, which created the first atomic weapons, and who was awarded the 1967 Nobel Prize for his work on stellar nucleosynthesis
  • 1914 Birth of Mário Schenberg, known for his theory of the nuclear processes in the formation of supernovae
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