Posts Tagged ‘physics’

First person to walk in space hails cosmonauts exhibition at the Science Museum

By Tom S | 27 May, 2015 | 0 Comments
Leonov's self-portrait of his spacewalk

Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, described the narrow escapes of the mission when he visited the Science Museum on 21 May to highlight its forthcoming exhibition Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age. During his 12-minute walk on 18 March 1965, Leonov had to pull himself back towards the spacecraft to avoid […]

Melanie Windridge will be blogging from Svalbard on viewing the northern lights and March’s solar eclipse

By Tom S | 4 Feb, 2015 | 0 Comments

“You should be here earlier in the winter. When it was colder,” said Knut, the Sami reindeer herder in his gruff, accented English. “Now it’s warm weather, rain, we can’t see the northern lights.” “We haven’t seen them at all since I’ve been here,” I replied. “That’s nearly a week. It’s been cloudy every day.” […]

Stained-glass windows are a portal into modern physics

By Tom S | 24 Nov, 2014 | 0 Comments

Celebrating some of the highlights of 20th-century physics in stained-glass windows may seem like a tall order, but it’s a challenge that IOP member Tom Jacobs set himself and has completed with enthusiasm. He has created a series of seven windows to illustrate modern physics themes, plus one on global warming, that hang in his […]

Today’s physics news: Science cash hike “a wise gamble”, says @ProfBrianCox

By Mike B | 7 Sep, 2012 | 0 Comments

Physics news for Friday 7 September

Physics news round-up: A-level results and lasers

By Mike B | 17 Aug, 2012 | 0 Comments

Physics news round-up: A-level results and lasers