This conference will next be presented on April 2015
Delegates MUST be at least 16 yrs old on the first day of the conference.
The Course - Strengthen Your Application
Exploring Physics will give you the opportunity to meet and socialise with those young people with whom you are likely to share a University course, an experience not to be missed! As this is a two-day course there is the necessary time and opportunity to talk with some of the country's leading experts in Physics. As with all Workshop events, it should be an opportunity to sample University life, before choosing either a place or course of study and should not be missed.
Everything You Need To Know About The Physics Course
Physics Conference - The Presentations
Exploring Physics offers a rich blend of speakers and topics designed to provide insight and inspiration to all who attend.Through their experience at the conference we are confident that students will return to the study of physics with an increased awareness of the importance and relevance of modern physics and it's role in science and engineering in the 21st century. Experience has shown that contact with workers and researchers at the cutting edge of science provides students with an enhanced enthusiasm for it's study, that carries them through their A-level studies and beyond. For those wishing to apply their physics to medicine, engineering or research, there is an opportunity to focus on the various ways in which physics will be of use in their future careers. Finally, for those who are undecided whether a physics or physics related degree is for them, then this course should prove invaluable. As with all Workshop courses there is a strong emphasis on future careers and university placements. Many have benefited from insights gained at these conferences as they have decided their future. Exploring Physics will help you too.
Find out what a laser interference pattern looks like, how much aluminium is needed to protect against beta radiation, what actually determines the speed of sound in air or how a solar panel responds to different lighting conditions.
We are delighted to offer delegates and teachers an optional tour of the Physics department’s facilities and laboratories at the University of Nottingham.
This is a chance for students to gain a first hand insight into the practice and possibilities offered by Physics departments.
This session explores black holes from the most basic question of ‘what is a black hole’ to ‘where do they exist in the Universe?’ The presentation examines the very latest ideas to explain the formation of exotic higher dimensional mini-black holes at particle colliders, through to their evaporation via Hawking radiation.
The use of lasers to cool atoms has allowed the exploration of extremely low temperatures over the past decade leading to the observation of exotic new quantum properties and the possibility of ultra-sensitive measurements of gravitational forces. During this session students will learn about the prospects and possibilities of these exciting new discoveries and technologies.
This session aims to describe and explain our understanding of the structure of the universe. Employing the latest images from both ground and space-borne telescopes, coupled with theoretical studies using super-computers, this session aims to ‘look back through time’ to study the creation and evolution of galaxies.
Here you will discover how physics is used to acquire images of the body for medical and research applications. Presentations will focus on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Nottingham physicist Sir Peter Mansfield was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of this technique).