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Frontiers of Physics Teachers Conference

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00:00 19 Sep 2015 – 00:00 20 Sep 2015
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School of Physics
NUI Galway

Hold the date! Event open to all teachers and student with an interest in physics.

This year’s Institute of Physics teachers conference takes place in the School of Physics NUI Galway.
 
It will be a day of lectures, demonstrations, and workshops, resources and networking for all teachers of physics including Junior Science Teachers.
The keynote presentation will be delivered by the eminent particle physicist and author Prof. Frank Close OBE, FinstP, Exeter College, University of Oxford.
There will be other guest presenters and a series of ‘Showcase Talks’ from NUIG.

Workshops will include:
The recently returned from London, Irish Science on Stage Team
Go Photon-celebrating International Year of Light

A discussion will take place on the LC 2015 Physics papers and marking schemes, which will form the basis of the Institute of Physics report to the SEC.


Registration fee €30 and includes lunch
Reduced fee for student teachers €20


 Programme

Friday 18th Sept
8pm Optional dinner. Venue tbc

Saturday 19th Sept
09.00 Registration and Exhibitions

09.30 Words of Welcome
Professor Donal Leech, Dean of Science

9:45 Dr Miriam Byrne, School of Physics, NUI Galway
What’s in the air we breathe? Indoor Air Quality at Home and in School

10:10 Dr Matt Redman, School of Physics, NUI Galway
We are all made of stardust – our astrophysical origins

10:35 Dr Veronica McCauley and Martin McHugh, School of Education, NUI Galway
Teaching and Learning with Videos and Hooks

11:00 Tea/Coffee/Exhibitions

11.30 Dr Mark Foley, School of Physics, NUI Galway
Biomedical Physics – accelerating the fight against cancer

11.55 Keynote Speaker – Prof.Frank Close OBE Oxford University
Mr Neutrino: Bruno Pontecorvo - physicist, and spy?

12:45 Lunch/Exhibitions


14:00 Sean O’Gorman, NUI Galway

Photonics Explorer Kit: Bringing Light Home to Students Rebekah D’Arcy, NUI Galway

What’s the matter with atoms? Science on Stage Team
Demos and ideas from SonS2015 London

14:40 Eleanor Nolan Claregalway College

CERN and Particle Physics Workshop,  Sean O’Gorman, NUI Galway

Photonics Explorer Kit: Bringing Light Home to Students Rebekah D’Arcy, NUI Galway

What’s the matter with atoms?

15:20 Science on Stage Team
Demos and ideas from SonS2015 London Eleanor Nolan, Claregalway College

CERN and Particle Physics Workshop, Sean O’Gorman, NUI Galway

Photonics Explorer Kit:
Bringing Light Home to Students

16.00 Conference Close
Paul Nugent, IOPI Teacher Network Coordinator

16.15 Review and discussion of Leaving Cert 2015 Physics exams
David Keenahan, IOPI Teacher Network Coordinator

Event type: Conference
Organised by: IOP Ireland and NUI Galway
Contact details: Paul Nugent paul.nugent@gmail.com
Sheila Gilheany sheila.gilheany@iop.org

Online registration at:
http://front2015.iopconfs.org/home

http://front2015.iopconfs.org/home


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