The Lives and Times of Pioneering Women in Physics

Marie Curie Pioneer of Radioactivity By Professor Hélèn Langevin-Joliot (Granddaughter of Marie Curie) Hélène Langevin-Joliot (born 17 September 1927) is a French nuclear physicist. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A9l%C3%A8ne_Langevin-Joliot Madam Curie started out by being just an assistant but became very famous. On the way she had many difficulties to overcome. “I keep a sort of hope that this […]

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Visiting the spiders

The EDEXCEL AS physics syllabus requires the AS physics students to undertake a visit or case study and write a report on the subject before carrying out a related experiment. This year they were asked to research and write about the properties of spider silk. You may be surprised but there is a connection with […]

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Particle Physics Masterclass 2015

Applications of Particle Accelerators By Prof. Rob Edgecock, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Proof-of-principle: cheapest option! Electron acceleration: 10 to 20 MeV Built in DL EMMA Accelerator at Daresbury Laboratory http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMMA_%28accelerator%29 The Electron Machine with Many Applications (EMMA) is a project at Daresbury Laboratory in the UK to build a linear non-scaling FFAG to accelerate electrons […]

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Particle Physics Masterclass 2015

Computer Workshop http://atlas.physicsmasterclasses.org/en/wpath_teilchenid2.htm http://www.ep.ph.bham.ac.uk/twiki/bin/view/General/MinervaResources http://atlas-minerva.web.cern.ch/atlas-minerva/ Minerva is a Masterclass tool allowing students to learn more about the physics that goes on in the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Currently, Minerva has two scenarios. One a tried and tested, well established exercise, where students must analyse events, using information from all parts of the detector to […]

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Particle Physics Masterclass 2015

The Large Hadron Collider By Dr Kristian Harder The status of particle physics The standard model is an excellent description of the universe; many phenomena can be predicted with unprecedented precision, it has defied all attempts to find flaws in it for decades, however it has just two problems. a) It is incomplete. It doesn’t […]

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