Last month I was lucky enough to see the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Oppenheimer after it had transferred from Stratford to London. It was an amazing play and Michael Grady-Hall was brilliant as Oppenheimer especially as he was the understudy to the role (John Heffernan was indisposed on the day we saw the play). […]Read more "OPPENHEIMER"
Evolution of a star The next session of the day was looking at stars and their evolution The session was run by Megan Whewell, who is studying for a PhD, with a focus on black holes at the centre of galaxies, at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory at the University College London (MSSL) https://msslastro.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/i-left-academia-so-why-come-back/ https://twitter.com/mwhewell15 […]Read more "Astronomy masterclass 2015"
Once again Rooks Heath year 13 physics students were lucky to take part in an astronomy masterclass at Royal Greenwich Observatory. This year we were able to share the day with students from Harrow High School and Cannons High School. http://www.rmg.co.uk/royal-observatory Sulaxan, Abbas, Nicholas and Sujeethan enjoying the view before the classes start. Abbas, Nicholas, […]Read more "Astronomy masterclass 2015"
History’s lessons: Opportunities and Challenges for Women in Physics Today By Dr Heather Williams Senior Medical Physics for Nuclear Medicine, Central Manchester University Hospitals Chair, IoP Women in Physics Group Co-Director, ScienceGrrl email@example.com @alrightPET Defining the problem There has been progress Women have access to higher education, further training and the senior ranks of the […]Read more "The Lives and Times of Pioneering Women in Physics"
Women in Crystallography By Dr Kate Crennell http://www.physicshistory.org.uk/women/Pioneers/index.htm Crystallography, as a subject can be thought as starting in Australia between the years 1886 and 1909. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Bragg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lawrence_Bragg Sir William Henry Bragg (above left) OM, KBE, PRS (2 July 1862 – 12 March 1942) was a British physicist, chemist, mathematician and active sportsman who uniquely shared […]Read more "The Lives and Times of Pioneering Women in Physics"
Daphne Jackson and Gillian Gehring, the first female physics professors in the UK By Professor Gillian Gehring The university of Sheffield G.Gehring@Sheffield.ac.uk http://www.shef.ac.uk/physics/people/ggehring http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/equality/femaleprogression/portraits/gilliangehring http://www.wes.org.uk/content/gillian-gehring http://www.bristol.ac.uk/equalityanddiversity/gillian%20gehring/ Professor Gehring is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and remains extremely active within the University and beyond. She was the first, and to date only, […]Read more "The Lives and Times of Pioneering Women in Physics"
Edith Stoney MA: Pioneer of medical physics By Professor Francis Duck firstname.lastname@example.org Edith was born on the 6th of January 1869 in Dublin. Her father, George Johnstone Stoney FRS was an eminent physicist who gave the electron its name in 1891 as the ‘fundamental unit quantity of electricity’. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Johnstone_Stoney The picture above left shows Edith […]Read more "The Lives and Times of Pioneering Women in Physics"
Mary Somerville, and her work in astronomy and optics By Professor Allan Chapman, Fellow of Wadham College Oxford http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Chapman_%28historian%29 Professor Chapman is a historian with an interest in science and the history of science. Women have beeen interested in physics for a very long time despite the interference of men and one of the earliest […]Read more "The Lives and Times of Pioneering Women in Physics"