The Faulkes Telescope Project: bringing the universe in to the classroom Dr Paul Roche, Cardiff University https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/913830-roche-paul https://twitter.com/spaceambassador?lang=en This workshop demonstrated how schools can use robotic telescopes located around the globe to image astronomical objects, allowing students to participate in real research programmes. The session showed how simple it is to use the telescopes (both […]Read more "Rugby 2019"
Barriers to physics Jessica Rowson, Institute of Physics For most of history, physicists have been pale and male. Is this changing? Jessica Rowland looked at recent successes and what can be done at a classroom level to encourage participation and progression of all, through contexts, careers and inclusive teaching techniques Notes: What are the barriers? […]Read more "Rugby 2019"
Measurements and processes of the redefinition of 4 SI units Dr. Michael de Podesta National Physical Laboratory https://www.npl.co.uk/people/michael-de-podesta Michael graduated with a BSc from Sussex University in 1981 and then in 1985 completed a DPhil in the electronic properties of metals at cryogenic temperatures. After postdoctoral work at Bristol University, he was appointed a lecturer […]Read more "Rugby 2019"
Supermassive Black Holes: The ultimate Galaxy Killers? Dr Rebecca Smethurst, Christ Church, University of Oxford https://rebeccasmethurst.co.uk/ https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/contacts/people/smethurst Dr Smethurst is a research fellow at Christ Church working to try and understand how galaxies and their central supermassive black holes evolve together. In order to do this she gets the public to help out classifying galaxy […]Read more "Rugby 2019"