The future of physics at Queen's……
Belfast school children Eloise Murray from St Malachy's Primary and Tyler Mairs from Blythfield Primary get to grips with some of the equipment in the 'clean room' of the new £9 million International Research Centre for Experimental Physics at Queen's University which officially opens on Wednesday (22 June). The room is used to process materials and fabricate devices using nanotechnology, piecing together, or removing materials a few atoms at a time. Researchers working in the room must wear protective clothing to ensure that the environment remains free from dirt and contaminants which can destroy the devices.
The Official Opening of IRCEP took place on Wednesday 22nd June 2005.
11:30 Official Opening
12:00 Reception & Buffet Lunch and tours of the IRCEP Laboratories
14:00 Physics at the Interface International Symposia
19:00 Banquet (by invitation)
For more pictures please visit the opening gallery
IRCEP Director Prof. Graham addressing audience
Prof. Graham alongside Prof. Gregson FREng (President & Vice Chancellor of Queen's) and Prof. Sibbett FRS CBE (Wardlow Professor of Natural Philosophy and Director of Research at the School of Physics and Astronomy at St Andrews University and Chief Science Advisor to the Scottish Executive)
Acting Director of IRCEP Prof Lewis with Profs. Gregson and Sibbett
Profs. Sibbett, Gregson and Graham outside the IRCEP entrance
Some of the audience at the opening
Representatives of the Queen's Physics Class of '59
Prof. Lewis and guests
Dr Cormican (Managing Director of Andor Technology) and Professor Emeritus Walmsley
We are grateful to
for their sponsorship of this event.