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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

28 May

  • 585BC A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted, during what would become known as the Battle of the Eclipse between the Medes and the Lydians. The precise knowledge of this date, combined with the ability to calculate the dates of other eclipses, allows other historical dates to be determined accurately

  • 1998 Pakistan begins a series of nuclear-weapon tests
  • 2002 The Mars Odyssey spacecraft discovers ice
  • 1872 Birth of Marian Smoluchowski, the pioneer of statistical physics
  • 1879 Birth of Milutin Milankovic, known for his theory of ice ages that suggested a relationship between long-term variations in the Earth's climate and changes in its orbit.
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    Watch talks from well-renowned physicists at our lecture series; you may even learn a thing or two

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