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35th Stirling Physics Meeting

3 June 2009
University of Stirling

Organised by the Institute of Physics in Scotland


  • The largest meeting of the physics teaching community in the UK
  • A mixture of information, simulation and communication
  • An effective meeting, bringing you into contact with the latest thinking in physics and physics education, and with colleagues from throughout Scotland.

Programme

09:00 - 10:00Registration (Room 2B133)
09:00 - 10:00Exhibition and Displays (Room 2B147)
10:10Welcoming Remarks: Gemmell Millar, Institute of Physics in Scotland
Morning 
Chair:  Douglas Sinclair, Faculty Head, St Andrews High School, Kirkcaldy
10:20 - 10:40Ask the audience, phone a friend or 50:50 - deciding to play CfE
Bob Kibble, Senior lecturer in Science Education, University of Edinburgh, School of Education
10:45 - 11:15Locating and navigating the role of physics in GPS
Tom Bramald, School Development Officer, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University
11:20 - 11:40School physics beyond 2012
Paul Chambers, Senior lecturer in Science Education, Department of Education, Strathclyde University
11:45 - 12:15The Rank Prize Fund's Optoelectronics College
Nick Hood, Principal teacher of physics, Glenwood High School, Glenrothes Michael Walker, Teacher of physics, Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen
12:15 - 13:15Lunch in the Pathfoot Building
13:15 - 13:50Displays of Teaching Materials (Room 2B147)
Afternoon 
Chair: Prof Andrew Long, University of Glasgow
14:00 14:15Presentation of the IoPis Awards
Michael McVey and Heather Reid
14:20 - 15:20The Large Hadron Collider
Prof Tony Doyle, University of Glasgow
15:20Drive Carefully!
15:20 - 16:00Displays of Teaching Materials and Tea/Coffee (Room 2B147)