About this day
A limitless world awaits…
Five sessions of phenomenal physics will be brought to you by the brightest lights in the field in spring 2018. Join us for a day full of inspiration, challenge and engagement. A special session on examination success will provide students with the tools to excel.
Programme & speakers
Materials for the 21st century Mark Miodownik, University College London
About Mark Miodownik
Prof Miodownik is a materials engineer. His book Stuff Matters won the Royal Society Winton Prize.
Galaxy Zoo: From the lab to your living room Becky Smethurst, University of Nottingham
What if you could do science from the comfort of your own living room? With Galaxy Zoo that’s now possible, with everyone from age 10 to 110 all involved in cutting-edge astrophysical research into the evolution of the Universe. Join Becky as she journeys through some of the groundbreaking results that have come from this huge public collaboration of over 200,000 people, showing just how powerful the crowd really can be.
About Becky Smethurst
The weird world of quantum physics Michael Brooks, Author and broadcaster
Particles that exist in two places at once, spooky telepathic connections, a cat that’s both dead and alive…it sounds like fiction. But the strange sphere of quantum physics is very real – and is even spooking the spooks at GCHQ…
About Michael Brooks
Michael is an author, journalist and broadcaster. He is a consultant at New Scientist, and columnist for the New Statesman. He is the author of At The Edge of Uncertainty, The Secret Anarchy of Science and the bestselling 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense.
Measuring temperature with sound Michael de Podesta, National Physical Laboratory
Michael will describe his work on the most accurate thermometer ever made – that measures the average speed of molecular motion using sound waves. And then live on stage we will measure the temperature using sound waves: what could possibly go wrong?
About Michael de Podesta
Michael’s research interests concern all aspects of temperature measurement. Michael is a chartered physicist, a member of the Institute of Physics, and received an MBE for Services to Science
Shining light on the brain Gemma Bale, University College London
How could an old-fashioned light bulb revolutionise hospital brain monitoring? Using the physics of light, a bit of engineering and some biology, Gemma will show you how build a machine to measure brain activity and why this technology should be in the hospitals of the future.
About Gemma Bale
Gemma is a medical physicist. She develops optical instruments to monitor metabolism in the brain.