Powering the Future By Dr Melanie Windridge The following video is a version of the lecture done in 2010. Plasma is an ionised gas. Our Sun is a huge ball of plasma undergoing fusion with the result that energy is released. We are aware of this in the summertime when we feel the warmth. It […]Read more "Physics in perspective lecture 2012"
Light Fantastic: The science of colour Professor Vukusic University of Exeter P.Vukusic@ex.ac.uk At the start of his lecture Professor Vukusic reminded us that we see light because electrons, which were raised to higher energy levels on absorbing energy, can drop back down to lower energy levels and release photons with frequencies in the visible light […]Read more "Physics in perspective lecture 2012"
Nanotechnology is technology that is smaller than the width of a human hair. Dr. Hancock started her lecture by talking about how far we have come since ENIAC (1946), the first general purpose programmable digital electronic computer and how technology has got smaller and smaller. She then went on to talk about where the technology […]Read more "Physics in perspective lecture 2012"
The lectures on Monday and Tuesday were held at the Royal Institution. You may have seen this amazing place if you have watched the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. It was founded in 1799 with the aim of introducing new technologies and teaching science to the general public. It’s address is 21 Albermarle Street London W1S 4BS and […]Read more "Physics in perspective 2012"
The second lecture was Dust from Outer Space and given by Dr Matt Genge. He is a senior lecturer in Earth and planetary science at Imperial College. Despite the fact that Dr Genge is a geologist he started his talk by saying something very important. Physics underlines everything. 10000 tonnes of extraterrestrial dust lands on […]Read more "Physics in perspective lecture 2012"
Physics update course February 2012 Every year during the February half-term the Institute of Physics puts on a number of physics lecture aimed at 6th formers. I am going to write a little about each lecture. The first lecture was given by Prof. Jonathon Butterworth and was entitled The Large Hadron Collider: Latest news from […]Read more "Physics in perspective lecture 2012"