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The IOP’s #iamaphysicist day appeals to scientists across the globe

The IOP’s #iamaphysicist day appeals to scientists across the globe

27 May 2016

An IOP social media campaign asking physicists to share photos of themselves became one of the top trends on Twitter in several countries on 26 May

Former IOP president Sir Denys Wilkinson has died
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Bell-Burnell Award
The Institute of Physics Bell-Burnell Award for the very early career female physicist of the year 2016 is now open. All entries must be received by 15 July.

Train to teach physics with £30k IOP Scholarships
Next application deadline: Monday 30 May 2016

Energy Group newsletter, May issue now online.

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2015
£25,000 funding and mentor support for physics teacher training. Applications now open.

Institute of Physics response to the science communication inquiry
Institute of Physics response to the science communication inquiry House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee

Making Waves talk in King’s Cross has been cancelled
The IOP’s Summer Session in London on Making Waves – due to be held at the Canalside Steps in King’s Cross on 11 May – has been cancelled.

Neutrino 2016
Early registration deadline: 2 May 2016

43rd IOP Plasma Conference
Registration deadline: 4 May 2016

PETER 2016: New Models in Hydrocodes
Registration deadline: 15 May 2016

4th Superconductivity Summer School 2016
Early registration deadline: 8 June 2016

30 May

  • 1966 The Surveyor 1 spacecraft is launched. It will later become the first to land on an extraterrestrial body when it touches down on the Moon

  • 1423 Birth of Georg von Peuerbach, one of the first Western observational astronomers
  • 1908 Birth of Hannes Alfvén, who won the 1970 Nobel Prize for his work on magnetohydrodynamics and after whom Alfvén waves are names
  • 1934 Birth of cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, the first person to perform a spacewalk, in March 1965
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