Scientists and politicians meet in Belfast to discuss the impact of Brexit

Scientists and politicians meet in Belfast to discuss the impact of Brexit

12 October 2018

Scientists, policymakers and stakeholders took part in the Science and Stormont event on 8 October to examine the impact of Brexit on STEM and industry in Northern Ireland (NI), with our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Hardaker, chairing one of the panel discussions

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17 October

  • 1604 Johannes Kepler begins observing a supernova that was first seen eight days earlier, later writing a book on the subject, De Stella nova in pede Serpentarii (‘On the new star in Ophiucus’s foot”)
  • 1888 Thomas Edison patents an invention he calls the ‘optical phonograph’ – effectively the first film camera – claiming it will “do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear”
  • 1956 The UK’s first commercial nuclear power station opens at Sellafield, Cumbria
  • 1919 Birth of Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, who jointly developed the Belinsky-Khalatnikov-Lifshitz model of the very early universe in general relativity
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