The first lecture was given by Dr Dominic Ford from The Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge. The lecture was about the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and what radio astronomy reveals about the universe. The Square Kilometre Array is expected to take 5 years to be built with initial observations expected in 2019. The array will be […]Read more "The Naked Scientists-June 2012"
Introduction The Naked Scientists are a media-savvy group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University who use radio, live lectures, and the Internet to strip science down to its bare essentials, and promote it to the general public. Their award winning BBC weekly radio programme, The Naked Scientists, reaches a potential audience of 6 million […]Read more "The Naked Scientists-June 2012"
After an excellent lunch (but no chocolate in the pudding) I attended a workshop entitled “Spicing up your particle physics teaching” given by Graham Bone, Exeter school. I won’t bore you with what I did but it gave me a lot of good ideas to help me teach my year 13s next year. The final […]Read more "Rugby 2012"
The final lecture of the day was on dark matter. Unfortunately I don’t have many pictures from this as my camera needed recharging. The lecturer was Dr Pawel Majewski. For further information click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_matter Dark matter is mass that cannot be seen that seems to affect matter. Gravitational lensing involve gravitational fields bending the […]Read more "Particle Physics Masterclass 2012"
Particle Physics Masterclass Every year various colleges and research establishments put on Particle Physics Masterclasses and this year Rooksheath Year 13s were privileged to be able to attend the Particle Physics Masterclass at the Rutherford Appleton laboratory on the 15th of March. Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is near Didcot in Oxfordshire and supports research in areas […]Read more "Particle Physics Masterclass 2012"