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Physics Bringing physics to you

Academics and students from the Department of Physics participate in a variety of activities and events, bringing science and physics to a wider audience. Among these events are:

  • David Elder lectures
  • BrightClub Glasgow
  • UNESCO's International Year of Light 2015
  • Science on the Streets
  • Glasgow Science Festival
  • Raspberry Pi Day
  • The Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow


  • The David Elder Lecture series 2016/17

    The 2016/17 David Elder lecture series has been announced and tickets are available. These public talks from expert astronomers continues the tradition of astronomy lectures in Glasgow which began with the first David Elder Lecture in 1905, 111 years ago. Running from September through March, the David Elder lectures are presented in partnership with and hosted by the Glasgow Science Centre.
  • Annual Teaching Excellence Awards
    Congratulations to Prof Gian-Luca Oppo who won the award of 'Most Enthusiastic Teacher 2016' and to Prof Stefan Kuhr on the award of 'Best Teacher in the Faculty of Science' at the Annual Teaching Excellence Awards (TEAS).
  • Emmy for Scottish TV pioneer Alexander Bain
    Ivan Ruddock, Honorary Reader in the Department of Physics and President of Kirkintilloch and District Society of Antiquaries, has been explaining the pioneering work of Alexander Bain, a 19th century engineer who invented the fax machine, in the week that he receives an Emmy, almost 140 years after his death.


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    Raspberry Pi Day

    Register now for the Raspberry Pi Day hosted by the Department of Physics on 22nd April 2017 - 10am to 4pm.