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Astronomers capture first images of a black hole

12 April 2019

On April 10 2019, astronomers working on the Event Horizon Telescope released the first-ever image of a black hole. Read more on our beta site.

Professor Michael Coey

Professor Michael Coey wins the Max Born Medal and Prize 2019

3 April 2019

The award, for outstanding contributions to physics, was awarded at the annual DPG conference in Rostock on 12 March. Read more on our beta site.

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Launch of the Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund

22 March 2019

On Tuesday 19 March the IOP celebrated the launch of the Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund the Fund. The IOP’s Chief Operating Officer Rachel Youngman reflects on the ideas behind the fund and why it is an important step forward for physics research in the UK and Ireland. Read more on our beta site.

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25 April

  • 1983 The Pioneer 10 space probe travels beyond the orbit of Pluto
  • 1953 Physicists Rosalind Franklin, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins and biologist James Watson publish their paper in Nature on the structure of DNA, which they'd discovered using x-ray crystallography
  • 1900 Birth of Wolfgang Pauli, known for his exclusion principle in quantum mechanics - that no two identical fermions can occupy the same state at the same time - for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1945
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