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11 March 2019

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International Women’s Day words of wisdom for girls and women thinking of a physics career

11 March 2019

This International Women’s Day we asked our Twitter community what advice they’d give to girls and women looking to go into a physics career. Here are their words of wisdom. Read more on our beta site.

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Open for business

11 March 2019

Members of the UK industrial physics community gathered at the IOP’s London headquarters on Tuesday, 26 February for the inaugural Business Innovation and Growth Conference. Read more on our beta site.

DfE funding extended for the IOP physics-teaching improvement programme

11 March 2019

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is pleased to announce that funding from the Department for Education will continue for 2019/20 for the IOP’s Stimulating Physics Network (SPN) physics-teaching improvement programme. Read more on our beta site.

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Anthony Waterhouse Fellowship
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26 February 2019, Institute of Physics, London, UK. Registration now available.

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The Business Innovation Awards
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13 March

  • 1781 Uranus is discovered by William Herschel
  • 1930 Harvard College Observatory is notified of the discovery of Pluto
  • 1969 Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing of the Lunar Module
  • 1733 Birth of Joseph Priestley, who is usually credited with discovering oxygen
  • 1855 Birth of Percival Lowell, who founded the observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona – the first to have been deliberately placed in a location with conditions suited to astronomy – and initiated the effort that would lead to the discovery of Pluto from discrepancies in the orbits of Uranus and Neptune from their predicted values
  • 1899 Birth of John Hasbrouck van Vleck, winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize for work on the behaviour of electrons in magnetic solids
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