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1. L MEM LF 0414 CEng 4pp A5-8.indd (Score: 1.0000)
Become Chartered Engineer (CEng) 'Attaining Chartered Engineer (CEng) status has helped me progress my career, and it was reassuring to know that I could apply for CEng with a physics-based degree. Jeroen Veenstra CEng CPhys stP Team Leader, Reactor Technology, EDF ergy Why make an application for Chartered Engineer? Making an application for CEng does take time and effort, and it's this time and effort, and the fact that you must take time to reflect on your achievements, that ultimately...

2. Topic of the Moment � solar storms (Score: 1.0000)
Solar flares ' an observed increased in brightness across the Sun's surface ' occur when charged particles travelling at high speed interact with solar plasma. Solar flares release a burst of energy equivalent to about a sixth of the Sun's normal power output, and are often followed by coronal mass ejection '' in which huge amounts of charged particles and radiation are released from the Sun at very high speed. Sometimes the ejected material simply rises as an arc above the Sun's...

3. Topic of the Moment – Football (Score: 1.0000)
An education resource produced by IOP even uses football themes to provide insight into physics topics – passing the ball forms the basis of discussions of trajectories and friction, while how to stay on your feet is used to explain the idea of centre of gravity. Striking the ball off-centre gives it a spin, which changes the airflow around the ball and creates a turbulent wake. The airflow is deflected in the direction of spin, giving the ball a horizontal force and resultant motion.

4. Topic of the Moment � When a planet is not a planet (Score: 1.0000)
Pluto was considered to be the ninth planet from the Sun from its discovery until 2006. Both are now considered dwarf planets rather than true planets. Because the distances of the planets from the Sun appeared to follow a regular pattern, apart from the large gap between Mars and Jupiter, a search for another planet in that region was made.

5. Cosmic inflation (Score: 1.0000)
The discovery, if confirmed, will also lend support to the inflation model in cosmology ' the hypothesis that the universe underwent a brief period of exponential expansion immediately after the big bang ' since only inflation can amplify gravitational waves from the beginning of the universe to a point at which they become detectable. Guth's model also explains the origins of the large-scale structure of the universe ' before inflation there are quantum fluctuations in the very early...

6. Topic of the Moment – the northern lights and the solar wind (Score: 1.0000)
The Earth’s magnetic field traps parts of the solar wind as it passes the planet, and the electrons and ions that make up that wind travel towards the Earth’s magnetic poles. Molecules and atoms in the Earth’s upper atmosphere are left ionized or excited by collisions with the particles from the solar wind, and in either regaining an electron or returning to their ground state, they emit light – the glow of the aurora. he Voyager 1 space probe found in 2010 that ...

7. Topic of the Moment - Supernovae (Score: 1.0000)
A new supernova has been spotted in the galaxy M82. On 22 January, it was announced that astronomers had found a new supernova in the galaxy M82, about 12 million lightyears away. The discovery is exciting astronomers since the last supernova observed within our own galaxy was seen by Kepler in 1604, but what is a supernova, and why do they matter?

8. Topic of the Moment – cryptography (Score: 1.0000)
Decoding a message needs the encryption key – i.e., the way in which text is converted between plain text and ciphertext. It’s a key made up of a random string of text that converts the original message via modular addition. Subtracting the key again restores the plain text, which can then be read by the recipient of the message.

9. Chartered status (Score: 1.0000)
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10. Recently elected Chartered Physicists (Score: 1.0000)
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