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Student-led careers event focuses on women in science
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Student-led careers event focuses on women in science

7 April 2017

An initiative by science students at the University of Birmingham brought scientists and students together for a Women in Science Forum focusing on careers on 1 March

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19th IUPAB Congress and 11th EBSA Congress
Registration deadline: 5 July 2017

Trip to Bletchley Park
The first USN trip of the year was on Sunday 12 February, to Bletchley Park

Ann Marks memorial lecture and prize
On 6th March 2017 the IOP Merseyside branch celebrated the contribution to physics of Ann Marks MBE FInstP, who sadly passed away end of last year.

3 min wonder
Registration is now open! Open to all early career physics researchers in academia and industry. Register now. £250 prize up for grabs.

Rugby Meeting, June 8
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26 April

  • 1986 An accident occurs at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the USSR, present-day Ukraine, becoming the worst nuclear accident in history
  • 1994 The first experimental evidence of the existence of the top quark is announced
  • 1879 Birth of Owen Willans Richardson, who was awarded the 1928 Nobel Prize for his work on thermionic emission
  • 1933 Birth of Arno Allan Penzias, co-discoverer of the cosmic microwave background radiation along with Robert Woodrow Wilson - the pair shared half of the 1978 Nobel Prize with the other half being awarded to Pyotr Leonidovich for unrelated work
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