Practical work – Graphs and their interpretation Robert Birke Teaching and learning coach Stimulating Physics Network firstname.lastname@example.org As a physics teacher I very rarely have the time to do whole experiments. I just get time to check the equipment is working so it was quite refreshing to have a go at some experiments under the […]Read more "A Level Physics day for teachers"
Making molecules real Prof Neil A. Downie Air Products Plc / University of Surrey/ Royal Academy of Engineering http://www.saturdayscience.org/ At the start of his lecture Professor Downie demonstrated some of the experiments from his book. You can see him demonstrate some of these experiments such as the carrot cannon on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kecNGkZWD_4 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-Book-Saturday-Science-ebook/dp/B007BOB8EU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375052670&sr=1-1 The […]Read more "A Level Physics day for teachers"
Research carried out at King’s College London Different scales in the Universe: Two different scales at once From the very small to the very big http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_imaging http://www.kcl.ac.uk/biohealth/research/divisions/randall/research/sections/structural/index.aspx The Structural Biology Section of Kings focuses on determining protein structures by X-ray crystallography and NMR, supported by other biophysical techniques and computer-aided molecular modelling. Current research […]Read more "A Level Physics day for teachers"
Update on Cosmic Inflation and Dark Stuff Malcolm Fairbairn, KCL Physics email@example.com Research Dr Fairbairn’s research is concerned with the interaction between cosmology, particle physics and astrophysics. In particular he is interested in dark matter, dark energy, cosmological inflation and particle astrophysics. Cosmic inflation, not to be confused with …….. Historical note: […]Read more "A Level Physics day for teachers"
This course took place on the 28th June 2013 and was a collaboration between the Stimulating Physics Network, Institute of Physics, King’s College London and the London Science Learning centre. http://www.stimulatingphysics.org/ The Institute of Physics and the Science Learning Centres have formed a partnership to establish and run a support network for teachers and pupils […]Read more "A Level Physics day for teachers"
Year 12 Rooks Heath Physics students at Thorpe Park You might think that physics is all about boring things like electricity but it is important for fun things like animations and thrill rides such as those at Thorpe Park. The students were lucky to spend the day experiencing the rides and took part in a […]Read more "Year 12 at Thorpe Park"
Measuring the local acceleration due to gravity (g) using a simple pendulum Background As objects fall towards the Earth, they speed up. Galileo’s surprising discovery was that the mass of an object doesn’t affect how much it speeds up (accelerates) as it falls. Rather, the acceleration depends only on the force that’s making the object […]Read more "APPEAL 2013"
Applications of Accelerators (outside of particle physics) Dr. Suzie Sheehy Research Fellow and 2010 Brunel Fellow Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 ASTeC Intense Beams Group STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory http://www.suziesheehy.co.uk/ Accelerators: Where/Why? What can you accelerate? You can accelerate anything that has a charge such as protons, electrons and ions. Neutrons are […]Read more "APPEAL 2013"
Discovery Science with the Large Hadron Collider Professor Emmanuel Tsesmelis Directorate Office, CERN Department of Physics, University of Oxford firstname.lastname@example.org Normal matter is made up of up and down quarks (found in protons and neutrons), electrons and electron neutrinos. The force particles include the graviton (which may be responsible for gravity), photons (responsible […]Read more "APPEAL 2013"