School of Physics & Astronomy


We are offering an exciting opportunity for 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 Mr Chris Staddon.

  • Nano and Beyond: Quantum Physics and Atom Technology 

    Saturday 6th October 2018, 10am – 2:30pm


    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 pattern a surface at the nanoscale using a scanning probe microscope; investigate the interaction of light with liquid crystals; understand how researchers can image nanostructures too small to be viewed with light and discuss the future and potential of nanotechnology with staff and students. A free lunch will be provided.

  • Particle Physics and Cosmology

    Saturday 13th October 2018, 11am – 3pm

    This masterclass will focus on the fundamental particles and forces and what we can learn about them from the Large Hadron Collider and cosmological observations. 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.

Attendance is free of charge. 

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Masterclass Flier

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 Mr Chris Staddon, 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

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