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 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
Pressing FIRE on the most powerful laser in the world Ceri Brenner, Science and Technology Facilities Council
Want to see what happens to stuff when you shoot it with the most powerful laser in the world, or find out how these extreme beams are being applied for cancer treatment or jet engine imaging? We do that too.
About Ceri Brenner
Ceri Brenner is a senior physicist developing innovative imaging and inspection technology for use in medical diagnosis, nuclear waste management and aerospace performance testing.
The future ain’t what it used to be Mark Lewney, Mathematician and physicist
What will the Future be like, and why aren’t astrologers rich? Predicting the future has changed dramatically over the centuries, and modern Quantum Physics and Chaos Theory now tell us that very basic systems cannot be predicted, even in principle.
About Mark Lewney
Dr Mark Lewney, the Rock Doctor, winner of the first ever FameLab competition and guitar physicist blows your ears with rock guitar and blows your mind with Superstring Theory.
Resistance is futile: the physics of superconductivity Andrew Steele, Cancer Research UK
From super-fast, levitating trains to super-powerful magnets which allow us to see inside the body, Andrew will take us on a tour of the cutting edge of superconductor physics.
About Andrew Steele
Andrew is a physicist turned biologist, winner of FameLab UK 2012, blogger with the Guardian and The Conversation and presenter of the Lab, Camera, Action! series on YouTube.
Big Bang Simon Singh, Writer and broadcaster
Simon will tell the story behind one of the greatest questions in the history of humanity – where did the universe come from? Is the universe eternal or was it created? Is the Big Bang the answer?
About Simon Singh
Simon is an author and broadcaster. His books include Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book, The Big Bang, Trick or Treatment and most recently The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets.
Frankenstein Kathryn Harkup, Chemist and author
On the 200th anniversary of publication, we’ll look at how a real-life Victor Frankenstein might make his creature. How can physics help you dig up dead bodies? Can lightning reanimate a corpse? All monster making questions will be answered.
About Kathryn Harkup
Kathryn is a chemist and science communicator specialising in delivering talks and workshops on the quirky side of science.