News from IOP in Ireland

Top Physics Leaving Certificate student, Domantas Jagutis

Top physics students honoured

16 December 2016

Dr Peter van der Burgt of the Institute of Physics in Ireland, presented a silver medal to the top Leaving Certificate physics student and the Earnshaw Award for the best physics final year undergraduate project in Ireland. The event in the RDS was attended by friends and members of IOP Ireland together with the students, families and teachers

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Physics and Life
11 March, Dublin. Spring Meeting and Rosse Medal postgrad competition.

IOP Ireland stand at BT Young Scientist
12-14 Jan 2017. Lots of physics goodies on display. Interested in volunteering at stand? email

STEM Education
Review report published

Tyndall Lectures 2017
Tyndall Schools Lecture tour. Life and legacy of Robert Boyle. Jan-Feb 2017.
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Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler
Academic talk: Quantum optics and quantum information with trapped ions. Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany. UCC, Mon 24 October, 4pm

Progress and problems in understanding planet formation
Prof. Phil Armitage, University of Colorado, Boulder. Academic talks, NUIG, UCD, Maynooth 16-18 November

Catch the physics buskers
at the National Ploughing Championships on 20-22 September, and at Féilte, RDS on 1 October 2016

Check out physics courses and careers at Higher Options
RDS, 14-16 September, Options West, Galway 25 October, and Monaghan 24 November

Consultation response
IOPI responds to Dept of Education consultation on Statement of Strategy 2016-2018

IOP Ireland response
Consultation on the Northern Ireland draft programme for government framework 2016-21

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