Archive for the ‘What’s new in physics’ Category
Top 40 Work Placements: How Christian Donnerer used his physics degree to help conserve endangered tigers
Want to spend your summer doing physics? This year the Institute of Physics is again offering penultimate year undergraduate physics students in the UK and Ireland bursaries to carry out eight-week summer placements. Find out how to apply. Over the next few weeks we’ll be finding out what last summer’s placement students got up to. [...]
The shortage of women in science and engineering has been highlighted in the media a lot recently. The UK’s engineering workforce is only 9% female and, as a recent IOP report showed that 49% of state schools send no girls go on to take A-level physics, this is likely to get worse before it gets [...]
Past winner of “I’m a Scientist… Get Me Out of Here!” Adam Tuff tells us how he ended up in the competition and how he used his prize money. This year’s competition runs from Monday 11 to Friday 22 March. You can follow along online at imascientist.org.uk or on Twitter with @imascientist and #ias2013.
Henry Lau, editor of physics.org, has put together a special news round-up to help grasp what happened last week when the meteorite hit Russia. One of the biggest physics story this year has literally exploded on the news. A meteorite hit the Urals region in Russia on Friday morning UK time. On the same day, [...]
Jocelyn Bell-Burnell included in 100 most powerful woman in the UK