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Physics in Action - KS5

Monday 13th November 2017

An opportunity has been arranged for Year 12 and Year 13 Physics students to attend a day-long conference at the University of Warwick. The day will consist of the following five seminars:

  1. Measuring temperature with sound – Michael de Podesta will describe his work on the most accurate thermometer ever made – that measures the average speed of molecular motion using sound waves. And then live on stage we will measure the temperature using sound waves: what could possibly go wrong?
  2. How to build a particle accelerator – Suzie Sheehy will take us on a journey through the atom smashing world of particle accelerators. With live demonstrations, explore the physics and applications of these incredible machines, from treating cancer, to uncovering the secrets of the Universe.
  3. Electrifying the voice - How does the voice work and how has it been changed by technology? Drawing on examples from opera to hip-hop, Trevor Cox will show how physics, psychology and neuroscience can help explain diverse singing styles.
  4. The weird world of quantum physics - Particles that exist in two places at once, spooky telepathic connections, a cat that’s both dead and alive…it sounds like fiction. But the strange sphere of quantum physics is very real – and is even spooking the spooks at GCHQ.
  5. Shining light on the brain - How could an old-fashioned light bulb revolutionise hospital brain monitoring? Using the physics of light, a bit of engineering and some biology, Gemma Bale will show you how build a machine to measure brain activity and why this technology should be in the hospitals of the future.

The cost of the trip is £25.00 which includes entrance to each of the seminars and transport.

Staff and students will travel by minibus leaving Brooke Weston at 08:35 returning at approximately 16:30. Parents are therefore requested to arrange transport for their son/daughter to and from Brooke Weston.

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