Year 13 trip to the Cavendish Museum

Having done research into how our ideas about the atom have changed over time the year 13 students thought it would be interesting to see some of the original apparatus used by some of the scientists involved. You can read their work on the wordpress link below: http://rooksheathscience.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/the-history-of-the-atom-by-year-13-physics-students/ http://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/history/ http://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/history/cavprof.php                                                               http://www-outreach.phy.cam.ac.uk/camphy/museum/area1/display.htm http://www-outreach.phy.cam.ac.uk/cav_museum/                                             http://www-outreach.phy.cam.ac.uk/camphy/museum/area1/tour.htm http://www-outreach.phy.cam.ac.uk/TeachWork/Radio_09/Resources/Museum.pdf http://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/outreach/museum.php […]

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Physics update course December 2012

Sunday 16th December Dr Martin Christlieb                                                                                                                            Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology, enquiries@oncology.ox.ac.uk Oxford Biomedical Imaging Network martin.christlieb@oncology.ox.ac.uk http://www.imaging.ox.ac.uk/network-members/mchristlieb/ Modern medical imaging The oncology group at Oxford has just had its second birthday and it was set up in response to the NHS’ need for research into cancer. The group consist of 450 people […]

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Physics update course December 2012

Saturday 15th December Astrophysics activities for the classroom Dr Sian Owen schools.liaison@physics.ox.ac.uk s.owen1@physics.ox.ac.uk The activities focused on space science and astronomy, with links to current research. Topics covered included the Solar System, evolution of stars, galaxies and the expansion of the universe. http://www.planethunters.org/ Transit activity The above activity was a model to show how some […]

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Physics update course December 2012

Saturday 15th December Trip to Diamond Light Source Facility http://www.diamond.ac.uk/ Robotic planetary exploration – Revealing the mysteries of our Solar System http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk/univ-people/dr-leigh-n-fletcher http://www.atm.ox.ac.uk/user/fletcher/Site/Welcome.html Dr Fletcher is a planetary scientist and Royal Society Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. Dr Fletcher specialises in exploring the formation, dynamics, meteorology and chemistry of planetary atmospheres, for both […]

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Physics update course December 2012

Friday 14th December Due to teaching my lovely year 13 students I wasn’t able to attend Friday’s lectures so what I am writing for this section is just a summary of what I missed. Tracking magnetic fields with SQUIDs Dr Samuel Henry Department of Physics University of Oxford http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/users/henry/ http://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/contacts/people/henry SQUIDs (Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices) […]

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Maxwell Society Lecture

The Maxwell Society was established in 1935 by Sir Edward Victor Appleton, Wheatstone Professor of Physics at the University of London, 1924-1936, and was named in honour of the pioneering physicist and King College’s own genius of electromagnetism, James Clerk Maxwell, Professor of Natural Philosophy at King’s College London, between 1860 and 1865. It was […]

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