Gravity fields was great fun! There were so many interested kids on Saturday, and then on Thursday and Friday with my fellow GW hunter, Mengyao Wang (@GWpolarizer), and I did a lot of demonstrations to home schooled children. Thanks to the organisers for putting together a great festival :)
On the right one can see some of our most enthusiastic participants! This young lady was especially keen on the lycra Universe. Physics, watch out!
I just found out this morning that I've officially been short-listed for the Institute of Physics' Very Early Career Prize for women in physics. I'm not sure when I found out if I've won (or not!), but I've been invited to their big event on October 17th
The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting applications for the 2013–2014 Faculty for the Future Fellowships from September 10th to November 16th 2012 for new applications from September 10th to November 9th for renewal applications.
The Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or post-doctoral studies in the physical sciences*, engineering and technology at leading universities abroad.
All information on eligibility criteria and the application process can be consulted:
If you believe you are eligible, please apply on-line as of September 10th, 2012 at
This year marks Angelo B. Mingarelli's 60th year on the planet, as well as his 33rd year in academia. How many of these years were spent in alien captivity, we may never know...
In honour of this occasion, his students have decided to throw him a big birthday party on Oct 6th 2012. There is a small registration fee, to be paid at the door, to cover the cost of food and drinks. Any remaining proceeds will be donated to the Navan Animal Rescue Centre.
For more information visit www.mingarellianniversary.weebly.com.
Happy birthday papa'!
Chiara Mingarelli, science lover.