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CAMBRIDGE PHYSICS CENTRE: Lecture Programme 2014/5

Supported by the Cavendish Laboratory and the Institute of Physics.


This lecture series is aimed primarily at those in years 12 and 13 and exists to enthuse, stimulate and challenge students and their teachers across the whole broad spectrum of physics-related topics. These lectures are co-ordinated by a team of volunteers who are always interested in receiving suggestions of topics or speakers for this series (contact information below).

All the Cambridge Physics Centre Lectures take place at the Cavendish Laboratory, Madingley Road, Cambridge, from: 6pm, in the Pippard Lecture Theatre

The schedule for 2015 is now being confirmed and 'pdf' posters with abstracts will be updated here regularly as links from the titles.

Tuesday 14th October Physics of Juggling Dr Colin Wright
Thursday 13th November Relativity - understanding the connection between space and time Dr Julia Riley
Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Tuesday 2nd December Can science make a cyclist faster? Professor Tony Purnell
Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Tuesday 20th January How to levitate a frog using quantum physics Dr Michael Sutherland Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Tuesday 10th February Earthquake! Dr Alex Copley
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
Thursday 19th March Synchronised fireflies and balancing broomsticks (or why bridges wobble!) Allan McRobie
Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Please note that all visitors to this event are strongly requested to park at the "Park and Cycle" which is walking distance from the Pippard Lecture Theatre. Please see the images below showing the entrance to Clerk Maxwell Road.

Entrance to Clerk Maxwell Road. The Park & Cycle is on the right.
Park & Cycle.
WRONG entrance. This is JJ Thomson Road which is NOT the way to the Park & Cycle.

Please note: there is no need to ring up about these lectures. Just come along.

Ally Davies
Netherhall School
Queen Edith.s Way
01223 242931

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