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 2019. 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.
Bubble engineering to treat diseases Eleanor Stride, Oxford University
Join Eleanor to discover her work engineering tiny bubbles that can be injected into the blood stream and “popped” using ultrasound, releasing drugs in a highly targeted fashion to treat diseases such as cancer and stroke.
About Eleanor Stride
Eleanor leads a research team in the Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering on Drug Delivery.
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.
Our dynamic Sun Helen Mason, University of Cambridge
Helen will discuss what we have learnt about our dynamic Sun from several solar space observatories, looking at what we know about sunspots, solar active regions and flares (huge explosions), and how the Sun affects the Earth’s environment (space weather).
About Helen Mason
Dr Helen Mason is solar scientist at the University of Cambridge. Her field of research is solar physics, in particular the ultraviolet and X-ray spectrum of the Sun.