Physics Courses in London
Course Date: Tue 23 Apr 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetEver wondered what quantum theory is? Are you baffled by relativity? Learn about the interpretations of quantum physics and what it means for our conception of reality.
Radmila Topalovic holds a degree in Physics with Astrophysics and a PhD in Astrochemistry. She has taught physics, maths and astronomy for almost ten years, and is particularly passionate about quantum physics and astrobiology. She is a former astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.Full fee: £169.00Senior fee: £169.00Concession: £74.00
Science guest lecture by Richard Knight: Micropaleontology - the world of microscopic fossils: their importance, beauty and useCourse Date: Fri 10 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetMicropaleontology is the discipline within paleontology dealing with the study of microscopic fossils, the most abundant of all fossil types. Richard Knight offers a fascinating introduction to this complex but rarely publicised part of geology.
The lecture will define the scope of the subject, and explore its unique scientific and aesthetic attractions. The fossil record beyond the naked eye is full of stunningly beautiful relic life forms, some readily recognisable and traceable to modern fauna and flora. Others remain strangely mysterious, their true nature and function still topics of conjecture and speculation. Hand in hand with advancements in microscope technology (from incident light to Scanning Electron Microscopy), the microscopic fossil record has slowly revealed itself. Selective microfossil types from a diversity of environments and geological time periods will be illustrated. The lecture will explain their occurrence in the geological record, their affiliation or (perceived) function, and significance to a wide range of academic and commercial geological studies. Examples of the role microfossils play in paleogeographic reconstructions (understanding where ancient continents and seas once existed), as well as tracing land plants back some 445 million years into the Late Ordovician-Silurian will be discussed. Also, find out what the White Cliffs of Dover are essentially made of !
Richard Knight is a professional geologist with over 28 years' experience in the energy sector. He has a PhD in Micropaleontology and he has lived and worked across the world including the Sultanate of Oman, Malaysia, Australia, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Russia, Central Asia, and closer to home in Europe.Full fee: £9.00Senior fee: £9.00Concession: £9.00
Course Date: Sun 12 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetFind out why physics is the science upon which everything depends. In this course we will use basic physics concepts to understand the biological processes in living organisms, including the relatively new field of quantum biology. Radmila Topalovic holds a degree in Physics with Astrophysics and a PhD in Astrochemistry. She has taught physics, maths and astronomy for almost ten years, and is particularly passionate about quantum physics and astrobiology. Radmila was an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, she is currently Programme Leader for Science and Engineering at Kaplan International College.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Thu 6 Jun 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIn this lecture, Dr Simon Foster a Solar-terrestrial physicist and lecturer based at Imperial College London, will give us a close-up view of the star which, even in its minutest changes, can have huge impacts on life on Earth.
Our sun is a dynamic living star, just like many others in the night’s sky. However, with our close proximity we can study it in amazing detail but we are also affected by its frequent changes and temperamental outbursts such as with solar flares. We’ll be looking inside the star, looking at what powers it has and how we made these discoveries. We'll also look out through its surface and on towards Earth, assessing its unique significance for how we live.
Simon Foster's area of specialism is using sunspot records to investigate current and historic variations in the Sun’s energy output called the Total Solar Irradiance. In addition he is also active in the public engagement activities of Imperial College London and is a frequent contributor in the media in the areas of Space science and physics and is one of the scientists on Sky One’s Science panel show Duck Quacks Don’t Echo.Full fee: £9.00Senior fee: £9.00Concession: £9.00
Course Date: Sat 20 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWe will explore the various different conceptions of time within modern physics. The absolute time of Newtonian mechanics is contrasted with the relativistic time of Einsteinian gravity. The possibility that time is quantized, made up of discrete moments, is seen to emerge in some of the most cutting edge theories of physics, such as loop quantum gravity and string theory. The emergence of time in the big bang, the direction of time, and the possibility of time travel are all explored.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Sun 3 Mar 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn about the failure of classical mechanics (everyday laws of physics) to explain particle behaviour and the emergence of the quantum revolution. Consider interpretations of these unusual phenomena and the use of quantum physics in current technology.
Radmila Topalovic holds a degree in Physics with Astrophysics and a PhD in Astrochemistry. She has taught physics, maths and astronomy for almost ten years, and is particularly passionate about quantum physics and astrobiology. She is a former astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
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