Star Lecture- The quantum universe
|Starts:||12:15 16 Oct 2013|
|Ends:||14:30 16 Oct 2013|
|What is it:||Outreach and enrichment activities|
|Organiser:||Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Team|
|Who is it for:||Post 16|
We are proud to announce the latest in our STAR Lecture series, a Physics lecture from Prof Jeff Forshaw for students in Year 12 and 13. Jeff Forshaw is a particle physicist who has published over a hundred research papers and written several books, including two best-selling science books co-authored with Professor Brian Cox. He recently won the Institute of Physics’ Kelvin Medal for his work explaining science to non-experts. In this lecture for A-level students, Jeff will look at quantum physics. Underpinning most of modern physics; quantum physics describes a very strange and counter-intuitive world, where tiny particles act as if they are in several places at the same time. This lecture will present the crazy rules that control the behaviour of a quantum particle and show how they impact upon questions about the world around us, including the recent discovery of the Higgs particle at CERN.
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