Nottingham Physics Centre
The Nottingham Physics Centre provides talks and presentations on many aspects of Physics, both pure and applied. We aim to make the lectures accessible to all with an interest in Science. However, we make particular efforts to ensure that the lectures are presented at a level which is appropriate to sixth form students of Physics and first year University undergraduates.
In some cases the lectures offer an in-depth view of topics which students may be meeting on their A-level course; in other cases they relate to topics of intrinsic interest to young scientists with an enquiring mind. Many of them are presented by physicists who are researching in their specialist field and it is not uncommon for us to hear of new discoveries before they have had time to reach the textbooks. Presenters often have excellent demonstrations or images to illustrate their work and always display the enthusiasm which only a worker at the cutting edge of his or her specialism can have. Some of our speakers are happy to give a short summary of the steps they went through to reach their present positions which acts as a useful insight into career progression. Nearly all are happy to respond to questions from the floor and the lecturer is often detained after the finishing time by an enthusiastic group of students keen to gain some further insight.
The Physics Centre normally meets 3 or 4 times during the Autumn term. The programme of events is usually ready by the beginning of September and is routinely distributed to schools.
Programme of Meetings 2017/2018
The October lecture will be held in Room C14, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham at 17:00.
The November and December meetings are in the usual place, C4 Physics Building, School of Physics and Astronomy at Nottingham University but please note we are starting a little later 17:00 to give people more time to travel. We aim to finish by 18:00.
Admission is free and tickets are not normally required.
Tuesday 10 October 2017
*17:00 Room C14* (Directions & Map)
Applications and Demonstrations of Spectral Analysis
Dr Martin Bencsik
Department of Physics, School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University
Regular UoN Physics centre lectures (Directions & Map)
17:00* Room C4, School of Physics and Astronomy, University
Tuesday 14 November 2017
Does Mr Entropy need Pheonix Wright?
Dr Fabien Paillusson
School of Mathematicd and Physics, University of Lincoln
Tuesday 12 December 2017
Experimental attempts to underpin Dark Energy searches
Dr Clare Burrage
School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham
Secretary: Mr Chris Staddon
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Nottingham
Nottingham NG7 2RD
Tel. (0115) 951 5181
The Nottingham Physics Centre is a branch of the Institute of Physics and is wholly funded by them.