Saturday Morning Physics!
(10 October 2016)
This week's session on Saturday, 15 October 10.30am-12.30pm is presented by Professor Richard Bower and is called 'The Big Bang Show'. How does the Universe begin? This question has pre-occupied human thought for more than 3000 years. But contemporary cosmologists think they know the answer. We’ll explore our place in the Universe, what the Universe is made from and the evidence for the expansion of the Universe. We’ll discuss how astronomical and cosmological observations have led to the big bang model in which the Universe is created in a cosmic “big bang”, a hot explosion of matter. Saturday Morning Physics is held in the James Duff Lectures Theatre, Rochester Building and all are welcome, no need to pre-book.
Aimed at high school students and adults interested in Modern Physics. Some of the department's world class scientists will talk on their fascinating research topics including astrophysics, cosmology, materials science, lasers, quantum mechanics and particle physics The talks will be supplemented by some hands-on activities after a coffee break.