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Public lecture — 3 Minute Wonder: East Midlands Branch Heat
22 Feb 2024 • Nottingham, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Abstract:
3MW challenges researchers or project team members working on physics-related problems in academia, business or industry to explain their work in just three minutes; each participant pitching to a panel of established science communicators and an interested but non-specialist public audience. The winner will not only be featured in Physics World but also compete again in the 2024 Grand Final at the Royal Institution in May (final date subject to confirmation) against the victors from all the other IOP national and regional heats.
Event listing ID:
1587999
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Public lecture — The Impact of Volcanic Eruptions on the Environment: Observations and Insights
12 Mar 2024 • Physics Department, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Abstract:
In 2015 over 1 billion people (14.3% of the world’s population) lived within 100 km of a volcano that has erupted during the Holocene. However, those living further away are not immune from volcanic effects. For example, the 2010 eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano had a huge impact on air travel, with over 300 airports in approximately 25 countries, and a correspondingly large airspace, closed in Europe during 15-21 April 2010. Over 100,000 flights were cancelled over that week, affecting 7 million passengers, and resulting in $1.7 billion USD in lost revenue to airlines. This joint Institute of Physics ‘Environmental Physics Group’ Day and Royal Meteorological Society event will bring together experts in the impacts of volcanic eruptions; including local air quality, atmospheric composition, aviation and climate change. Through a series of talks the day will provide valuable insights and observations regarding the impact of volcanic eruptions on the environment. The day will start with an overview of volcanic processes and effects before three focussed sessions on: Local Volcanic Effects; Volcanic Changes to Atmospheric Composition and Climate; and Volcanic Effects on Aviation. The day will end with a look at the future of volcanic monitoring and hazard warning.
Event listing ID:
1588009
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Public lecture — Explosives: The Past, Present and Future
20 Mar 2024 • Malvern St James School, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Abstract:
Explosives have been part of our lives for many years with the first recording of an explosive powder being used in China in 220 BC. Nowadays they are part of our everyday life: in airbags, ejector seats and fireworks as well as propulsion for space shuttles and demolition aids. Professor Jackie Akhavan will introduce the various types of explosions and explain the conditions under which a chemical reaction becomes explosive.
Event listing ID:
1588019
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Public lecture — Energy Performance of Buildings
21 Mar 2024 • Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Abstract:
Energy savings figures: scientific fact or made-up nonsense? We will hear from Professor Richard Fitton on the way that energy savings measures are quantified in a unique set of labs at the University of Salford. The Energy House facilities allow scientists to recreate climates from across the globe, including temperatures from -20 to +40 degrees Celsius, with rain, wind, solar gain and even snow. Join us to find out what works and what doesn’t.
Event listing ID:
1588007
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Public lecture — Non-Destructive Beam Monitors for Particle Accelerators
18 Apr 2024 • Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Organizer:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Event listing ID:
1587991
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National Conference for Science Technicians 2024
04 Sep 2024 • London, United Kingdom
Abstract:
The National Conference for Science Technicians (NCST) celebrates technical staff and their vital contribution to the sciences, as well as the Technician Commitment. Bringing together attendees from across the chemical sciences, the conference offers the opportunity to hear about how you can broaden your career and encourage the next generation of technicians. You’ll also be able to network with colleagues and hear from inspirational speakers. The conference is free to attend and open to chemical science and physics technicians in any sector, and you don’t have to be a member of a professional body to attend.
Event listing ID:
1598439
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Mary Somerville Lecture — Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz: The Poetics of Science
31 Oct 2024 • Edinburgh , United Kingdom
Organizer:
ICMS - International Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Abstract:
This lecture series for the general public on high-level topics at the interface of mathematics and other domains of inquiry commemorates the work and life of Mary Somerville.
Event listing ID:
1593050


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