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Feature Talk from IOP East Midlands: Gravitational waves - what we have learned and what's coming next
Organised By IOP East Midlands
Tags #IOPEastMidlands #LIGO #Gravitationalwaves
November 18, 2021
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Join Professor Rowan and IOP’s East Midlands branch for a Feature Physics talk on her work, and that of her colleagues, collectively devising and implementing a range of refinements in precision laser interferometers, contributing to a significant improvement in the sensitivity of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and other detectors and contributing to one of the most significant scientific breakthroughs of this century: the first detection of gravitational waves, announced in February 2016
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Online Event
Link: Feature Talk from IOP East Midlands: Gravitational waves - what we have learned and what's coming next

Rough days in the Rockall Trough - checking some of the first satellite measurements of sea waves.
Organised By IOP South West Branch
Tags #EarthSciences #InstrumentationAndMeasurement #Salisbury #SouthWestBranch #waves #Rockall
October 19, 2021
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Sarum College
19, The Close
Salisbury
SP1 2EE
Link: Rough days in the Rockall Trough - checking some of the first satellite measurements of sea waves.

World Space Week Public Lectures
Organised By IOP South Central
Tags WorldSpaceWeek LIGO Gravitationalwaves Astrophysics UniversityOfSurrey SouthCentral SouthCentralBranch
October 9, 2021
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Rik Medlik Building (Room O3MS01)
University of Surrey
Guildford
GU2 7XH
Link: World Space Week Public Lectures

Tissue analogue selection for ballistic applications
Organised By IOP Shock waves and Extreme Conditions Group
Tags #IOPGroupEvents #ShockwavesAndExtremeConditionsGroup
August 6, 2021
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Link: Tissue analogue selection for ballistic applications

Conference for Astronomy and Physics Students (CAPS '21): Physics talks for school years 11-13
Organised By Birmingham Poynting Physical Society and IOP Student Community
Tags #Particle-and-nuclear #Gravitational-waves #Radar #Student #Community, #skills, #employability, #schools, #physics, #conference
June 25, 2021
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CAPS '21 Talks for school students years 11-13 On Friday 25 June, the day before CAPS '21, we will be hosting a webinar for students from Years 11-13 on three current topics in physics: gravitational waves, radar, and particle physics
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Link: Conference for Astronomy and Physics Students (CAPS '21): Physics talks for school years 11-13

Extreme Science – SWEC Group Seminar Series Modelling the bone response to extreme environments using organotypic cultures
Organised By IOP Shock waves and Extreme Conditions Group
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June 25, 2021
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Link: Extreme Science – SWEC Group Seminar Series Modelling the bone response to extreme environments using organotypic cultures

Extreme Science SWEC Group Series
Organised By IOP Shock waves and Extreme Conditions Group
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May 25, 2021
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Link: Extreme Science SWEC Group Series

PETER / Numerical Models in Hydrodynamics 2021
Organised By Shock waves and Extreme Conditions
Tags #IOPGroupEvents #ShockwavesAndExtremeConditionsGroup
May 25, 2021
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Link: PETER / Numerical Models in Hydrodynamics 2021

Different Ways of Seeing Light
Organised By IOP North East Branch
Tags Quantum Electrodynamics WaveParticleDuality NorthEast NorthEastBranch
April 15, 2021
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Depending on the circumstances, we sometimes associate light with rays or with waves
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Link: Different Ways of Seeing Light

Ripples from the Dark Side of the Universe
Organised By IOP Yorkshire Branch
Tags ExperimentalPhysics Gravitationalwaves Yorkshire YorkshireBranch Wakefield
March 25, 2021
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Professor Sir James Hough OBE FRS FRSE FInstP (Hon) Associate Director, Institute for Gravitational Research, University of Glasgow, UK In this talk Professor Sir James Hough will review progress in the field of gravitational wave detection from the first days of the aluminium bar detectors to the present time where the laser interferometer detectors Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo have allowed gravitational waves to be detected and are opening up a new field of gravitational multi-messenger astrophysics
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Link: Ripples from the Dark Side of the Universe

Ripples from the Dark Side of the Universe
Organised By Cambridge Physics Centre
Tags #CambridgePhysicsCentre #Cambridge #EastAnglia
February 9, 2021
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This talk will review progress in the field of gravitational wave detection from the first days of aluminium bar detectors to the present time where the laser interferometer detectors, Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo, have allowed gravitational waves to be detected, and are opening up a new field of gravitational multi-messenger astrophysics
Many experimental challenges had to be overcome and new challenges are presenting themselves as we look to further enhance the performance of ground-based detectors and to increase sensitivity to lower frequency waves with the space-based detector LISA
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Link: Ripples from the Dark Side of the Universe

X-rays, waves and particles seeing from a distance ... in the OpenSTEM Labs
Organised By IOP London and South East Branch
Tags #LondonAndSouthEastBranch #London #OpenUniversity #XRays #waves #Particles
February 9, 2021
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Compton) and also the diffraction of the same X-rays as waves from planes of atoms in a crystal (due to W
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Link: X-rays, waves and particles seeing from a distance ... in the OpenSTEM Labs

The (Gravitational) Sound of the Universe
Organised By IOP West Midlands Branch
Tags #Gravitationalwaves #Astronomy #WestMidlandsBranch #Birmingham
December 8, 2020
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Dr Davide Gerosa, Institute of Gravitational waves Astronomy, University of Birmingham Most of what we know about the Universe (planets, stars, galaxies
Straddling the boundaries between astronomy and relativity, gravitational waves are the fundamental messenger of gravity and provide a new way of exploring the cosmos
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Online
Link: The (Gravitational) Sound of the Universe

“The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy”
Organised By IOP London South East Branch
Tags #openuniversity, #LondonSouthEastBranch, #IOPBranchEvents
November 10, 2020
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Institute of Physics open lecture hosted by The Open University “The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy” - Dr Chris North, Cardiff University In 2015 the twin LIGO detectors picked up the first definitive signature of gravitational waves - ripples in the fabric of space predicted a century previously by Albert Einstein
 In this talk, three years to the day since we were able to announce that first discovery to the world, I'll describe what gravitational waves are, how we detect them, and what we're learning from the discoveries to date
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online only
Link: “The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy”

Gravitational waves
Organised By IOP West Midlands Branch, Hereford & Worcester Centre
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October 1, 2020
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Aaron Jones & Sam Cooper, University of Birmingham Gravitational waves were predicted by Einstein over 100 years ago and can be used to learn about some of the most exotic and difficult to observe objects in our universe, such as neutron stars and black holes
These waves are now being routinely detected by LIGO and Virgo, kilometre-scale observatories limited in their most sensitive region by fundamental quantum mechanics
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Link: Gravitational Waves

Listening to Einstein’s Universe: the Dawn of Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics
Organised By IOP Nations and Branches
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May 20, 2020
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In September 2015 the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration made the first ever direct detection of gravitational waves from the merger of two black holes more than a billion light years away – a discovery that was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics
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Link: Listening to Einstein’s Universe: the Dawn of Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics

Ripples from the Dark Side of the Universe
Organised By IOP East Anglia Branch
Tags #Gravitation #waves #Gravitational-waves #LIGO #East-Anglia #East-Anglia-Branch #IOP-Branch-Events #Cambridge
March 11, 2020
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Ripples from the Dark Side of the Universe by Professor Sir James Hough FRS, Associate Director for Gravitational Research In this talk I will review progress in the field of gravitational wave detection from the first days of the aluminium bar detectors to the present time where the laser interferometer detectors Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo have allowed gravitational waves to be detected and are opening up a new field of gravitational multi-messenger astrophysics
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Cavendish Laboratory (Small lecture theatre)
19 J J Thomson Avenue
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
United Kingdom
CB3 0HE
Link: Ripples from the Dark Side of the Universe

Ripples from the Dark Side of the Universe – a bright future ahead
Organised By The Royal Society
Tags #Astroparticle-physics #Gravity
March 10, 2020
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In this talk Sir James will discuss progress in the field of gravitational wave detection, from the first days of the aluminium bar detectors to the present time, where the laser interferometer detectors Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo have allowed gravitational waves to be detected and are opening up a new field of gravitational multi-messenger astrophysics with a number of ground breaking discoveries
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The Royal Society
6–9 Carlton House Terrace
London
United Kingdom
SW1Y 5AG
Link: Ripples from the Dark Side of the Universe – a bright future ahead

Wave-Particle Duality and the Frightening Consequences
Organised By IOP Hereford and Worcester
Tags HerefordAndWorcester IOPBranchEvents WestMidlandsBranch waves Particles
March 10, 2020
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St James School
15 Avenue Road
Malvern
WR14 3BA
Link: Wave-Particle Duality and the Frightening Consequences

The Magnetic Solar System: Shock waves & Space Weather
Organised By IOP North East Branch
Tags Sun SolarWind NASA ESA SolarSystem AstronomyAndSpace #WomenInSTEM NewcastleUponTyne NorthEastBranch IOPBranchEvents
February 27, 2020
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Lit and Phil Library
23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 1SE
Link: The Magnetic Solar System: Shock Waves & Space Weather

3MW: North Wales & Cheshire Centre Heat
Organised By North Wales & Cheshire Centre (IOPWales/Merseyside Branch)
Tags #3MW #IOPBranchEvents #IOPWales #WestMidlandsBranch #ScienceCommunication #Competition #Wrexham
February 20, 2020
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We have definitely detected gravitational waves, but only because we can model them
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Nick Whitehead Theatre, Wrexham Glyndwr University
Mold Road
Wrexham
Wales
LL11 2AW
Link: 3MW: North Wales & Cheshire Centre Heat

IOP Regional physics CPD day on Electromagnetism and waves
Organised By IOP Education North West Team
Tags #electromagnetism #waves #manchester #Thomas-Edison #Women-In-Science #Girls-In-Science #Manchester #Northwest #CPD #Training #Teachers #Technicians
February 13, 2020
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To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science and Thomas Edison’s birthday week, we will explore Electromagnetism and waves in sessions designed for those teaching inside and outside of their specialism
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The University of Manchester Conferences and Venues
Barnes and Wallis Building
Altrincham Street
Sackville Street Campus
Manchester
UK
M1 7JA
Link: IOP Regional physics CPD day on Electromagnetism and Waves

Materials and Characterisation Christmas Lecture
Organised By IOP Materials and Characterisation Group
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December 18, 2019
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Prof Martin Hendry Professor of Gravitational Astrophysics and Cosmology will be speaking about detecting Gravitational waves
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Institute of Physics
37 Caledonian Road
London
United Kingdom
N1 9BU
Link: Materials and Characterisation Christmas Lecture

The Most Important Experiment in Physics: The Double Slit Experiment
Organised By IoP West Midlands Branch (Keele Centre)
Tags #DoubleSlit #NonLocality #QuantumEffects #QuantumComputing #Keele #WestMidsBranch #WestMidlands #IOPBranch
December 5, 2019
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Laussy will discuss why and what it has to tell us about the World we live in, from whether "things" are waves or particles, to the nature of reality
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LJ1.75, Lennard Jones Laboratories
Link: The Most Important Experiment in Physics: The Double Slit Experiment

Gravitational wave astronomy reveals fatal end of a wild cosmic dance
Organised By IOP London and Southeast Branch
Tags #Astronomy-and-space #Gravity #LondonAndSouthEastBranch #IOPBranchEvents #public #lecture #waves #London-and-South-East #Milton-Keynes
November 12, 2019
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Speaker: Dr Ulrich Kolb, The Open University Abstract: Since the Nobel prize winning first detection of gravitational waves emitted by merging black holes in 2015, the list of confirmed gravitational wave events from compact binary mergers has been growing steadily
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Berrill Lecture Theatre
Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Link: Gravitational wave astronomy reveals fatal end of a wild cosmic dance

Fireworks - Real Science or Just Bangs? A Lecture by Matthew Tosh
Organised By The Thomas Hardye School (with the IOP)
Tags #SouthWest #SouthWestBranch #IOPBranchEvents #Fireworks #Dorchester #Dorset
November 11, 2019
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Featuring waves, rates of reaction, forces, electron transitions, circuit theory, flames, sparks and real indoor fireworks, this is an exciting, dramatic and thought-provoking show
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The Thomas Hardye School
Queens Ave
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 2ET
Link: Fireworks - Real Science or Just Bangs? A Lecture by Matthew Tosh

The Festival of Physics
Organised By IOP Scotland
Tags #Festival #Scotland #Physics #Edinburgh #IOPBranchEvents #IOPScotland
October 25, 2019
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Shows, talks and workshops for wee ones: Circus physics To the Moon! The glimmering glowing reflecting refracting moving and magical illumination show Small Stories tent Make your own juggling balls Ultraviolet moon tent Airheads And for everyone else: Physics ceilidh The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas Data science and the moon landings Tour the ATLAS Experiment Underground; live from CERN! Atom Brewery beer menu Hivetone: an interactive music installation The search for gravitational waves eXitune: a video game full of physics And (almost) infinitely more!   Full details and the event schedule are online at  www
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Dynamic Earth
Holyrood Rd
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH8 8AS
Link: The Festival of Physics

Kip Thorne: My Romance with the Warped Side of the Universe
Organised By Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy
Tags #AstronomyAndSpace #EducationAndOutreach #ArtAndScience #GeneralRelativity #LIGO #Gravitaitonalwaves #Cardiff #Wales
October 18, 2019
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In this free public talk, for all audiences he will discuss "My Romance with the Warped Side of the Universe: from Black Holes and Wormholes to Time Travel and Gravitational waves"
Kip is a world-leading expert on the implications of Einstein's theory of General Relativity, from time travel to wormholes, and from black holes to gravitational waves
As one of the founders of LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory), Kip was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for "decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves", along with Rainer Weiss and Barry C
The first detection of gravitational waves by LIGO in 2015 confirmed a key part of Einstein's theory of General Relativity, and observations have continued to test one of science's most famous theories
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Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre
Julian Hodge Building
Cardiff University
Cardiff
Wales
United Kingdom
CF10 3EU
Link: Kip Thorne: My Romance with the Warped Side of the Universe

Gravitational waves: A new window to the universe
Organised By IOP East Anglia Branch
Tags #Gravitationalwaves #LIGO #IOPBranchEvents #EastAngliaBranch #Ipswich
October 2, 2019
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Gravitational waves A new window to the universe Award winning science communicator and gravitational wave researcher Emma Osborne will talk about some of the challenges of detecting gravitational waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein in 1916 and finally announced as having been detected by the LIGO and Virgo scientific collaboration on 11th February 2016   Register Here - https://www
uk/e/gravitational-waves-a-new-window-to-the-universe-tickets-67631267943
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Venue Northgate Arts Centre name
Main Hall
Sidegate Lane
Ipswich
IP4 3D
Link: Gravitational Waves: A new window to the universe

IOP South Regional Teacher Day
Organised By Suzy Gray, IOP Regional Coordination Consultant
Tags Electricity requiredpracticals isaacphysics ultrasound transmitters cloudchamber make&take usingsmartphones waves science physic #CPD #TeacherEvent #Teacher #Technician #Teaching #Conference #NQT #trainee #CPDconference Surrey South SouthEast Homecounties
July 6, 2019
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00 Session Two – Workshop choices: Shocked and Stunned – static electricity; GCSE Physics Required Practicals and how these skills are assessed in exams KS4; Gender Balance and Classroom Practice; Mystery boxes – Analogues, observations and problem solving; Using smartphones in practical physics lessons; Transverse & Longitudinal waves; Teaching electricity; new challenges for students from KS3 (or even younger) to A-level
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Charterhouse School
Charterhouse Road
Godalming
Surrey
United Kingdom
GU7 2DE
Link: IOP South Regional Teacher Day

South West Physics CPD Day 2019
Organised By Alastair Cuthbertson, PTNC Devon & Cornwall
Tags SWPhysicsDay #KS3 #KS4 #KS5 #Science #Physics #Electromagnetism exo-climatology physicsmake&take non-specialist specialist #CPD #TeacherEvent #Teacher #Technician #Teaching #Conference #NQT #trainee #CPDconference #SouthWest #Devon
July 2, 2019
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Cost: free (met by the Institute of Physics with generous support from Ivybridge Community College) Download the programme and full workshop descriptions here  Programme for the Day 09:15 – 09:45 Registration, welcome refreshments and exhibitor stands 09:45 – 10:35 Keynote Presentation: Tones, Tines and Tings – ideas and demonstrations to enrich the teaching of sound – David Cotton 10:35 – 11:00 Refreshment break and exhibitor stands 11:00 – 12:10 Session One – workshop choices: Electromagnetic Spear make’n’take; Transverse & Longitudinal waves; Using Smartphones in Practical Physics Lessons; “What good is that?” – an LDR circuit make’n’take; Teaching Electromagnetism at KS3 and 4
14:25 – 15:35 Session Three – workshop choices: Often Found at the Repairs Bench; Transverse & Longitudinal waves; Physics in the Workplace; How does and Electrical Circuit work?; Using Online Video Resources
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Ivybridge Community College
Harford Road
Ivybridge
Devon
United Kingdom
PL21 0JA
Link: South West Physics CPD Day 2019

IOP Big Day Out at Cosford
Organised By Events Co-ordinator
Tags teaching #Teachers #technicians #workshops #physics #electricity #electromagnetism #electromagnetic #spectrum #waves #maths #thermal #thermodynamics Cosford
June 20, 2019
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RAF Cosford museum Cold War Hangar
Lysander Avenue
Cosford
Shropshire
UK
TF11 8UP
Link: IOP Big Day Out at Cosford

Ripples from the Dark Side of the Universe
Organised By East Anglia Branch
Tags #Gravity #eastanglia #JimHough
June 12, 2019
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In this talk I will review progress in the field of gravitational wave detection from the first days of the aluminium bar detectors to the present time where the laser interferometer detectors Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo have allowed gravitational waves to be detected and are opening up a new field of gravitational multi-messenger astrophysics
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Sclumberger Cambridge Research
High Cross
Charles Babbage Road
Cambridge
England
United Kingdom
CB3 0EL
Link: Ripples from the Dark Side of the Universe

Branch Lecture: A Brief History of Gravity
Organised By IOP South Central Branch
Tags #SouthCentralBranch #SouthCentral #Gravity #JimAlKhalili #Surrey
May 14, 2019
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We investigate black holes and gravitational waves, and study the origins and destiny of our entire universe, and yet there’s that nagging sense that something fundamental is missing from our understanding
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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 Brief History of Gravity
Organised By South Central
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May 14, 2019
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We study black holes and gravitational waves, and the origins and destiny of our entire universe, and yet there’s that nagging sense that something fundamental is missing from our understanding
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UniversityofSurrey LectureTheatreD,StagHillCampus Guildford SurreyGU27XH
Link: A Brief History of Gravity

A Day at Birmingham University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy
Organised By London and the South East Retired Members Section & Birmingham University
Tags ##LondonSouthEast, ##RetiredMembers ##Birmingham #University ##Tom #Jacobs ##Tony #Colclough ##REMS
May 9, 2019
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 first focus of the day will be on Astronomy with particular reference to Gravitational waves, Exoplanets and Astrophysics
30 Lecture 1: Gravitational waves (Prof A Vecchio) Small Lecture Theatre 2nd floor, Poynting Physics 11
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Birmingham University
Edgbaston
Birmingham
United Kingdom
B15 2TT
Link: A Day at Birmingham University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy

Why does a Brass Instrument Sound Brassy? The Shocking Truth Revealed!
Organised By IOP West Midlands Branch
Tags #IOPBranchevents #Physics #@Physicsnews #WestMidsBranch #Worcester #IOPHWC
May 1, 2019
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High speed photography, artificial lips and Schlieren optical visualisation of sound waves are among the techniques which have been used to reveal the underlying physics of brass instrument behaviour
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University of Worcester, St John's Campus
RoomEEG089(tobeconfirmed)
Worcester
Worcestershire
United Kingdom
WR2 6AJ
Link: Why does a Brass Instrument Sound Brassy? The Shocking Truth Revealed!

International Conference on High Energy Density Science (ICHED)
Organised By IOP Plasma Physics Group
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March 31, 2019
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Beyond that, HED systems are the only laboratory environments that access high-Mach-number shock waves in strongly ionized matter, conditions also common to many observed astrophysical phenomena
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University College
Oxford
Oxfordshire
United Kingdom
OX1 4BH
Link: International Conference on High Energy Density Science (ICHED)

SWEC Group Lecture - Dynamic Materials Research at AWE
Organised By IOP Shock waves and Extreme Conditions Group
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March 18, 2019
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I will also describe recent work on the use of ramp waves to improve the constitutive modelling of dynamically loaded materials
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William Penney Theatre
Reading
Berkshire
United Kingdom
RG7 4PR
Link: SWEC Group Lecture - Dynamic Materials Research at AWE