School of Physics & Astronomy


We are offering an exciting opportunity for Year 12 and Year 13 pupils to learn about cutting-edge physics direct from researchers active in the field. These popular science sessions will involve talks, workshops, discussions and hands-on activities. To give a flavour of what a typical masterclass involves have a look at the details of some previous classes.

If you've got any questions about our masterclasses please contact Prof Philip Moriarty.

  • Particle physics 

    Saturday 11 October 2014, 11am – 3pm

    The 2014 Particle Physics Masterclass is now fully booked.

    This masterclass will focus on the fundamental particles and forces and what we hope to learn about them from the Large Hadron Collider. What is dark matter and how can we find it? What does the Higgs particle do? What is string theory and are there extra dimensions? Through lectures and hands-on activities, this masterclass will address these and other questions. A free lunch will be provided.

  • Nano and Beyond: Quantum Physics and Atom Technology 

    Saturday 18th October 2014, 10am – 4pm

    The 2014 Nano and Beyond Mastercless is now fully booked.

    This masterclass will introduce students to the world of state-of-the-art nanotechnology via lectures, hands-on experiments and discussion groups. Participants will have the opportunity to image atoms, molecules, and nanostructures using scanning probe microscopes; investigate the interaction of light with nanoparticles; and discuss the future and potential of nanotechnology with lecturers involved in the delivery of the Physics with Nanoscience degree courses offered by the School. A free lunch will be provided.

As masterclass places are limited please do not apply for a place if you do not intend to attend. (If you subsequently find that you can not attend please contact Prof Philip Moriarty, ASAP so that your place can be allocated to someone else.)



School of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 [0]115 951 5183
fax: +44 [0]115 951 5180
email: physics-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk