Festival of Physics
  • Talks and demonstrations: Roland Levinsky Building | Film showings: Immersive Vision Theatre

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On 23 November, the University of Plymouth will once again host the Festival of Physics. This day long event will feature a mixture of talks and demonstrations about different areas of physics, at a level accessible to the general public.

Confirmed talks so far include:

  • Graphene and biosensors (Dr Shakil Awan, University of Plymouth)
  • How to build a light sabre (Dr Tom Heinzl, University of Plymouth)
  • Pluto's 'desert' (Dr Matt Telfer, University of Plymouth)
  • Planetary geology (Dr Natasha Stephen, University of Plymouth)
  • The rise and rise of data science (Dr Tamara Clelford, Swamphen Enterprises).

There will also be demonstrations at lunch time and during the breaks. So far the following have been confirmed:

  • Swarm robots (Alan Millard)
  • Theoretical physics poster
  • Wave demo tank
  • Particle physics card game (Antonio Rago).

There will be also be a three minute wonder competition, where early-career physicists will compete for prizes by explaining their research in three minutes flat! 

In addition, there will be two sessions in the Immersive Vision Theatre at the University, which will include showings of the Phantom of the Universe film and a brief tour of the universe. Details of how these shows can be booked will be posted later.

The festival is free and open to everyone with an interest in physics. Tickets and more detailed information can be obtained from the festival webpage above.

The event is organised by the South West branch of the Institute of Physics. Contact Dr Craig McNeile (email: craig.mcneile@plymouth.ac.uk) for queries.

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