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Elementary! My Dear Mendeleev
Organised By IOP London and Southeast Branch
Tags #Catalysis-and-chemistry #History #Materials #Education-and-outreach #LondonAndSouthEastBranch #public #lecture #Branch-Dinner #Mendeleev #Periodic-Table #LondonAndSouthEast #London #IOPBranchEvents
November 13, 2019
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Institute of Physics
37 Caledonian Road
London
UK
N1 9BU
Link: Elementary! My Dear Mendeleev

London and South East Branch Annual Dinner
Organised By London and South East Branch
Tags #Culture -History-and-society #Catalysis-and-chemistry #London #lecture #stem #physics #dinner #LSE #south #east #student #Catalysis-and-chemistry #History #Materials #Education-and-outreach #LondonAndSouthEastBranch #public #lecture #Branch-Dinner #Mendeleev #Periodic-Table #LondonAndSouthEast #London #IOPBranch
November 13, 2019
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Imperial Hotel
61-66 Russell Square,
Holborn,
London
WC1B 5BB
Link: London and South East Branch Annual Dinner

Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories: A Historical Perspective
Organised By Nuclear Institute Western Branch
Tags #Nuclear-power #Nuclear-physics #Energy-storage-and-management #South-West
November 12, 2019
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The Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories Group is compiling a History of the staff, their work and achievements at the Laboratories, which was opened in 1961 and was operational for nearly 40 years
Address
UWE Bristol
Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol
BS16 1QY
Link: Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories: A Historical Perspective

The Science & Art of... Running!
Organised By IOP West Midlands Branch
Tags #Culture-History-and-society #Sport #Biophysics #Biomedical-devices #Emerging-therapies #Sheffield #WestMidlands #WestMidsBranch #West-Midlands #Wolverhampton #IOP #Evening-Lecture #IOPBranchEvents
November 6, 2019
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University of Wolverhampton
City Campus, Wulfruna building, MA030
Wulfruna street
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
United Kingdom
WV1 1LY
Link: The Science & Art of... Running!

Strange Cosmologies
Organised By IOP Scotland
Tags #cosmology #darkmatter #glasgowuniversity #darkmatterday #scotland #glasgow #IOPBranchEvents #IOPScotland
October 31, 2019
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Institute of Physics Scotland Public Talks in Glasgow Dr Guy Consolmagno explores the History of bizarre ideas about our place in the cosmos
Address
Lecture Theatre 222
Boyd Orr Building
Ashton Lane
Glasgow
G12 8QR
Link: Strange Cosmologies

Technologies for Fusion Energy
Organised By IoP Nuclear Industry Group and the South West Nuclear Hub
Tags #Environment-and-energy #Materials-for-energy #Nuclear-fusion #Nuclear-power #Nuclear-physics #UKAEA #Bristol
October 29, 2019
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  Talk 2: Maintaining the Reactor: Robotics and Remote Handling – Iain Farquhar, UKAEA After an operational History of over twenty years carrying out remote maintenance of JET, the UKAEA is facing a series of challenges to maintain its current capabilities, as well as multiple opportunities to share its unrivalled expertise with both domestic and international partners
Address
University of Bristol
Queen's Building
University Walk
Bristol
BS8 1TR
Link: Technologies for Fusion Energy

The Nobel Prize in Physics
Organised By IOP West Midlands Branch
Tags #History #Personalities #Culture #History-and-society #Everyday-science #Education-and-outreach #Nobel-Prize #Nobel #WestMidlands #WestMidsBranch #West-Midlands #Wolverhampton #IOP #Evening-Lecture #IOPBranchEvents
October 16, 2019
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It is also a treasure trove of anecdotes, injustices and curiosities that make the delight of everybody interested in what's buzzing in the highest intellectual circles, something between gossips and the History of Science
Address
University of Wolverhampton
Faculty of Science & Engineering, M
MA030
Wolverhampton
West Midlands (excluding University of Warwick)
United Kingdom
WV1 1NA
Link: The Nobel Prize in Physics

A Lunar Love Story: A History of mankind's fascination with the moon
Organised By IOP Lancashire and Cumbria Branch
Tags #Moon #Astronomy-and-space #History #Culture -History-and-society #Lancashire-and-Cumbria #West-Cumbria
October 15, 2019
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Throughout the History of Mankind there has been a fascination with our nearest neighbour and constant celestial companion
Address
Hunday Manor Country House Hotel
Winscales
Workington
Cumbria
United Kingdom
CA14 4JF
Link: A Lunar Love Story: A history of mankind's fascination with the moon

Measuring the speed of light
Organised By IOP London and Southeast Branch
Tags #Mathematical-physics #History #Astronomy-and-space #Instrumentation-and-measurement #Constants-and-units #IOPBranchEvents #LondonAndSouthEastBranch, #public, #lecture, #HERTS, #Davies, #Light, #SI, #London-and-South-East #Hertfordshire
October 2, 2019
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Address
Lindop Building
University of Hertfordshire,
College Lane
Hatfield
United Kingdom
AL10 9AB
Link: Measuring the speed of light

The tiniest possible sound
Organised By IOP West Midlands Branch
Tags #Quantum #Quantum-mechanics #Quantum-optics #Acoustics #Advanced-materials #phonon, #Oxford #WestMidlands #WestMidsBranch #West-Midlands #Wolverhampton #IOP #Evening-Lecture
October 2, 2019
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Now, after two million years of human History, our ability to perceive vibrations has finally escaped from the tight confines of our senses
Address
University of Wolverhampton
City Campus, Wulfruna building
Wulfruna street
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
United Kingdom
WV1 1LY
Link: The tiniest possible sound

John Tyndall: Provocative Victorian Physicist
Organised By IOP London and Southeast Branch
Tags #Climate #History #Culture #Society #Philosophy #Sociology #Religion #LondonAndSouthEastBranch #Public #Lecture #LondonAndSouthEast #London #IOPBranch
October 2, 2019
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The Royal Institution
21 Albemarle St
Mayfair
London
UK
W15 4BS
Link: John Tyndall: Provocative Victorian Physicist

Somewhere Under the Rainbow
Organised By IOP West Midlands Branch
Tags #Imaging #OpticsAandPhotonics #LightSources #IOPHWC #WestMidlands #WestMidsBranch
September 26, 2019
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Public Lecture: John Gillham, Malvern Radar & Technology History Society Rainbows have been observed with wonder for thousands of years, but there are even more wonders beyond the colours that we can see
Address
University of Worcester
Room EEG089
St. John's Campus
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR2 6AJ
Link: Somewhere Under the Rainbow

Quantum Keys - A very brief History of cryptography, and how physics can keep a secret
Organised By IOP East Anglia Branch
Tags #IOPBranchEvents #EastAngliaBranch #Cryptography #QuantumKeys #Ipswich
September 19, 2019
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Quantum Keys A very brief History of cryptography, and how physics can keep a secret We will look at Quantum Key Distribution with an in depth discussion about the polarisation of light and how the quantum properties of light can be used to generate an unhackable key
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Address
Northgate Arts Centre
Main Hall
Sidegate Lane
IP4 3DL
Link: Quantum Keys - A very brief history of cryptography, and how physics can keep a secret

The Scientific Legacy of the Third Baron Rayleigh
Organised By IOP History of Physics Group
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September 19, 2019
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University of Cambridge
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Free School Lane
Cambridge
United Kingdom
CB2 3RH
Link: The Scientific Legacy of the Third Baron Rayleigh

Tour of Cambridge Sundials and a BBQ
Organised By Bill Metcalf for the Retired Members' Section of the LSE Branch
Tags Sundials #BillMetcalf #REMS #BBQ Cambridge
September 12, 2019
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  The tour will be preceded by a talk in Newnham College during which Frank King will explain some of the History and background to the design of sundials
Address
Pret a Manger to meet
Unit 4
1 Station Square
Cambridge
UK
CB1 2GA
Link: Tour of Cambridge Sundials and a BBQ

Science in the Atrium: Dr Paul Dalgarno
Organised By IOP Scotland and Inverness Royal Academy
Tags #Physics #Blackholes #IOPScotland #InvernessRoyalAcademy #Scotland #Inverness #IOPBranchEvents
September 5, 2019
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A Reverend, a soldier, baldness & the unknown: the History & story of Black Holes Dr Paul Dalgarno Heriot Watt University Refreshments from 6
Address
Small Atrium
Inverness Royal Academy
Culduthel Road
Inverness
IV2 6RE
Link: Science in the Atrium: Dr Paul Dalgarno

The Antikythera mechanism and the mechanical universe
Organised By IOP London and Southeast Branch
Tags #History #Culture -History-and-society #Cosmology #Philosophy -sociology-and-religion #LondonAndSouthEastBranch, #public, #lecture, #AWE, #Berkshire, #Antikythera, #MikeEdmunds, #London-and-South-East #England #IOPBranchEvents
September 2, 2019
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William Penny Theatre, Recreational Society,
West Gate
AWE
Aldermaston
Reading
United Kingdom
RG7 4PR
Link: The Antikythera mechanism and the mechanical universe

The Moon Adventure
Organised By Public Engagement
Tags #Astronomy #Space #Free #Family #Children #London
August 19, 2019
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The exhibition will explore the physics of the Moon and the History of space travel with a season of free activities for all to enjoy
Address
Institute of Physics
37 Caledonian Road
London
UK
N1 9BU
Link: The Moon Adventure

Build a Moon Village
Organised By Outreach & Engagement
Tags #Astronomy-and-space #London #KingsCross
July 31, 2019
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The Moon Adventure exhibition explores the physics of the Moon and the History of space travel with a season of free activities for all to enjoy
Address
Institute of Physics
37 Caledonian Road
London
UK
N1 9BU
Link: Build a Moon Village

Crossness Pumping Station
Organised By Barry Campbell for the Retired Members' Section of the LSE Bran,
Tags #CrossnessPumpingStation #BarryCampbell #REMS #TheGreatStink #cholera
July 30, 2019
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Following a talk in the lecture theatre on the History of the site, we shall enjoy a guided tour
Address
Crossness Engines, The Old Works
Thames Water STW
Bazelgette Way
Abbey Wood
London
UK
SE29AQ
Link: Crossness Pumping Station

Family Day: Postcards from the Moon
Organised By Outreach & Engagement
Tags #Astronomy-and-space #London #KingsCross
July 20, 2019
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  The Moon Adventure exhibition explores the physics of the Moon and the History of space travel with a season of free activities for all to enjoy
Address
Institute of Physics
37 Caledonian Road
London
UK
N1 9BU
Link: Family Day: Postcards from the Moon

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
Organised By Egglescliffe School and IOP North East branch
Tags #Apollo #Moon #Space #Astronaut #NorthEast #NorthEastBranch #Egglescliffe #Stockton #IOPBranch
July 18, 2019
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This mission was to make History, accomplishing a seemingly impossible goal set by President John F Kennedy in 1961, on a seemingly impossible timeline
Address
Egglescliffe School & Sixth Form College
Urlay Nook Rd
Stockton-on-Tees
TS16 0LA
Link: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

[Fully Booked] Night Sky: The Cultural Connection
Organised By IOP Outreach & Engagement and International Relations
Tags #Astronomy-and-space #Culture-History-and-society #London
July 15, 2019
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Address
Institute of Physics
37 Caledonian Road
London
UK
N1 9BU
Link: [Fully Booked] Night Sky: The Cultural Connection

The Science of Armageddon
Organised By IOP London and Southeast Branch
Tags #Astronomy-and-space #Telescopes-and-space-missions #Ecosystems #LondonAndSouthEastBranch, #public, #lecture, #AWE, #Berkshire, #Armageddon, #London-and-South-East
July 15, 2019
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Speaker: JR Tate FRAS, Director, the Spaceguard Centre and the National Near Earth Objects Information Centre Abstract: The Earth has a long and violent History of collisions with extra-terrestrial objects such as asteroids and comets, causing mass extinctions and severe changes to global climate and geography
Address
William Penny Theatre, Recreational Society,
West Gate
AWE
Aldermaston
Reading
United Kingdom
RG7 4PR
Link: The Science of Armageddon

East Midlands Retired Members visit to the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre
Organised By East Midlands Branch - Retired Members Section (REMS)
Tags #retiredmembers #mri #nmr #nuclear #magneticresonance #imaging #medicalphysics #REMS #retired #members #visit #nottinghamuniversity #eastmidlands
July 11, 2019
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 11:00   Welcome and short talk about the History of the Centre by the Director
Address
Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre
Building 18
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham
UK
NG7 2RD
Link: East Midlands Retired Members visit to the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre

Royal Observatory Greenwich and the Painted Hall
Organised By Stewart Coulter for the Retired Members' Section, LSE Branch
Tags RoyalGreenwichObservatory Greenwich REMS StewartCoulter PaintedHall
June 28, 2019
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  After lunch at The Yacht on the riverfront we will visit the newly restored Painted Hall, “England’s Sistine Chapel” for a guided tour followed by a walk around the History of the Royal Naval College
Timetable Tony Nixon and Mike Dryland are our expert guides: 10:30  Gather in Pavilion Café on E side of parking 11:00  Introduction in Courtyard then Octagon Room 11:20  Split tours: Meridian Building / GET and Time Galleries, some free time at end  13:00  Meet outside ticket office for the 15 min walk/10 min drive to lunch - offers of lifts please 13:30  Lunch at The Yacht (pre-orders will be requested the week before) then a 5 min walk to… 15:00  The Painted Hall: public guided talk (½h) 16:00  500 Years of History: public guided walk of the Royal Naval College (1h) 17:00  Depart/refreshments at The Old Brewery   Afternoon talks/walks:  If your time is limited you are not obliged to follow this timetable, you can DIY: Painted Hall:   these last 30 min and take place on the hour and half hour, last talk at 4pm Royal Naval College: these last 1h and take place on the hour, last walk at 4pm
Address
The Royal Observatory
Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich
London
United Kingdom
SE10 8XJ
Link: Royal Observatory Greenwich and the Painted Hall

The Centenary of Transmutation
Organised By IOP History of Physics Group
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June 8, 2019
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The University of Manchester
CouplandBuilding
Manchester
United Kingdom
M13 9PL
Link: The Centenary of Transmutation

"Paradigm Shifts Across the Ages" One-Day Conference
Organised By St Cross Centre for the History and Philosophy of Physics
Tags #PhilosophyOfPhysics #HistoryOfPhysics
June 8, 2019
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The History of physics can be viewed as consisting of major paradigm shifts followed by decades and even centuries working through the consequences of the dominating paradigm
Address
Oxford
DepartmentofPhysics,UniversityofOxford  
Link: "Paradigm Shifts Across the Ages" One-Day Conference

Alex Bellos: The World's Favourite Number
Organised By IOP Yorkshire Branch
Tags #Mathematics-and-computation #Mathematical-physics #AlexBellos
June 6, 2019
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In a talk that includes mathematics, psychology and the History of science, Bellos reveals the curious patterns behind our emotional responses to numbers - what they say about us, and what’s important about them
Address
St Peter's School
Clifton
York
N.Yorks
UK
YO30 6AB
Link: Alex Bellos: The World's Favourite Number

Revolution in the Skies: the Experiment that made Einstein famous
Organised By Maynooth University, Ireland
Tags #Astronomy-and-space #Cosmology #Gravity #History #sun #eclipse #einstein #relativity #generalrelativity #Ireland #maynooth
May 29, 2019
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Maynooth University, County Kildare, Ireland W23 X02
Link: Revolution in the Skies: the Experiment that made Einstein famous

International Day of Light Darkroom open day and activities
Organised By Real Photography Company and IOP South West
Tags #Light-sources #InternationalDayofLight #SouthWest SouthWestBranch
May 16, 2019
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 Come along, keep still and be part of History! There will also be time to meet and talk about photography, share your ideas, and find out more about darkroom membership, courses and workshops
Address
St Pauls Leaning centre darkroom
94 Grosvenor Rd
St Pauls
Bristol
BS2 8XJ
Link: International Day of Light Darkroom open day and activities

A Brief History of Gravity
Organised By South Central
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May 14, 2019
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UniversityofSurrey LectureTheatreD,StagHillCampus Guildford SurreyGU27XH
Link: A Brief History of Gravity

Branch Lecture: A Brief History of Gravity
Organised By IOP South Central Branch
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May 14, 2019
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Lecture Theatre G, University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
United Kingdom
GU2 7XH
Link: Branch Lecture: A Brief History of Gravity

A Day at Ironbridge: Cradle of the World’s Industrial Revolution
Organised By London and the South East Retired Members Section
Tags #LondonSouthEast, #RetiredMembers #REMS #Ironbridge #TonyColclough
May 10, 2019
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We shall see the History of design and fashion revealed in thousands of tiles and visit the John Scott Gallery - a world-class British tile collection
Address
The Museum of the Gorge
Wharfage
Ironbridge
Shropshire
TF8 7NH
Link: A Day at Ironbridge: Cradle of the World’s Industrial Revolution

History of Time Measurement
Organised By IOP North East Branch
Tags #IOPBranchEvents #NorthEastBranch #NorthEast #Talk #Lecture #Northumbria #Newcastle #Time #History #Yeadon
May 9, 2019
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This talk will cover the History of time measurement, the origins of the current difficulties and ways in which they might be overcome
Address
Northumbria University, Room 003, Business and Law Building
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
United Kingdom
NE2 1UY
Link: History of Time Measurement

The Sun - Living with Our Star
Organised By MC Black for the Retired members' Section, LSE/IOP
Tags #Sun #REMS #LSE #Daytime
April 30, 2019
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Timetable:                 10:30 – Meet in the Energy Café;                                     11:00 – Tour Starts;                                     12:30 – Tour Finishes – lunch;                                     14:00 – Visit either Science Museum or Natural History Museum (which now incorporates the Geological Museum)
Address
The Science Museum
Exhibition Road
South Kensington
London
GB
SW7 2DD
Link: The Sun - Living with Our Star

Charles Parsons and The Parsons Family
Organised By IOP North East Branch and Newcastle Lit & Phil Society
Tags #Astronomy-and-space #Environment-and-energy #Diversity-and-inclusion #History #Engineering #Parsons #Heald #Turbine #Telescope #North-East #Newcastle
April 25, 2019
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Address
Lit & Phil Library
23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 1SE
Link: Charles Parsons and The Parsons Family

History of Physics in London Universities
Organised By IOP History of Physics Group
Tags #Historyofphysics #History
April 24, 2019
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Institute of Physics
37 Caledonian Road
Kings Cross
London
United Kingdom
N1 9BU
Link: History of Physics in London Universities

Video Screening - "Muonography and the Pyramids"
Organised By IoP East Midlands Branch
Tags ##eastmidsbranch ##eastmidlandsbranch ##pyramids ##muonography ##particle ##physics ##particles ##History ##egypt ##film ##screening
March 27, 2019
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Newton Building Lecture Theatre 2
CityCampus
Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
UK
NG1 4FQ
Link: Video Screening - "Muonography and the Pyramids"

The Physics of Friction
Organised By IOP Merseyside Branch
Tags #Friction, #Lubrication, #engineering, #research #MerseysideBranch #Liverpool #Merseyside
March 26, 2019
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This talk gives some of the History of friction (which includes the Egyptians and Leonardo Da Vinci) and what some of the current research challenges are
Address
Central Taeching Hub
LiverpoolUniversity(building#221)
Liverpool
L69 3BX
Link: The Physics of Friction