Primary Physics Training Day on Electricity

Dulwich College Thursday 1st November 2018 https://www.ogdentrust.com/about-us/news/a-physics-practical The Ogden Trust aims to increase the uptake of physics for all at post-16, particularly for those from under-represented groups. The Trust supports schools, projects and programmes that are committed to enhancing physics teaching and learning. Through collaborative partnerships, enrichment and enhancement activities, working with families, developing career […]

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History of Physics Group meeting “From Newton to the free electron laser”

Lecture 9: Symmetries – On physical and aesthetic argument in the development of relativity Dr Richard Staley https://www.cai.cam.ac.uk/people/richard-staley raws1@cam.ac.uk https://www.people.hps.cam.ac.uk/index/teaching-officers/staley Research interests: The history of the physical sciences (broadly construed) from the 19th century to the present. https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-staley-87b676105/?originalSubdomain=uk My notes from the lecture (if they don’t make sense then it is entirely my fault) In […]

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History of Physics Group meeting “From Newton to the free electron laser”

Lecture 8: Newton’s 1st Law – a history Paul Ranford Paul Ranford is a Chartered Accountant, although more-or-less retired from this career. He is also a tutor for the Open University in Business Studies and Personal Finance, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. About sixteen years ago he discovered a discipline called […]

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History of Physics Group meeting “From Newton to the free electron laser”

Lecture 7: The paradigm shift of physics-religion-unbelief relationship from renaissance to the 21st century Dr Elisabetta Canetta Elisabetta graduated from the Department of Physics of the Universita’ di Bologna, Bologna (Italy) with an MPhys in Theoretical Nuclear Physics. In 2000, she moved to the Universite’ Joseph Fourier, Grenoble (France) and obtained a PhD in Experimental […]

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History of Physics Group meeting “From Newton to the free electron laser”

Lecture 6: Interrogating the legend of Einstein’s “biggest blunder” Dr.Cormac O’Raifeartaigh https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cormac_O%27Raifeartaigh Cormac O’Raifeartaigh (Cormac O’Rafferty) is an Irish physicist based at Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland. A solid-state physicist by training, he is best known for several contributions to the study of the history and philosophy of 20th century science, including the discovery […]

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History of Physics Group meeting “From Newton to the free electron laser”

Lecture 5: A partial history of cosmic ray research in the UK Professor Alan Watson https://physicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/staff/664/professor-alan-watson https://royalsociety.org/people/alan-watson-12492/ Prof. Watson’s work focuses on cosmic rays of the highest energy. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qm3yr My notes from the lecture (if they don’t make sense then it is entirely my fault) Julian Barnes stated “History is that certainty produced at the […]

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History of Physics Group meeting “From Newton to the free electron laser”

Lecture 4: When condensed matter became King Dr. Joseph D. Martin Dr. Martin is a historian of modern science and technology, focusing on the physical sciences in Cold War America. His interests lie in the sciences of complex matter—solid state physics, condensed matter physics, and materials science—and the ways in which physicists’ philosophical and ideological […]

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