Physics

Atoms, neutrons, particles, sound, light and more. Journey from the microscopic to the macroscopic...
  1. Guest lecture evolutionary biology: The origins of life in hydro-thermal vents

    Course Date: Tue 26 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Evolutionary biologist Professor Nick Lane leads the UCL Research Frontiers Origins of Life programme. His work focuses on the role of bioenergetics in the origin of life and the evolution of cells. In this lecture he will present, for a non-specialist audience, some of the latest research in this field and explain why theories in this area are sometimes referred to as the ‘most counter-intuitive ideas in biology since Darwin’.





    Professor Nick Lane is the author of four critically acclaimed books on evolutionary biochemistry including Power, Sex and Suicide, Life Ascending, which won the 2010 Royal Society Prize for Science Book, and The Vital Question which was praised by Bill Gates as 'an amazing inquiry into the origins of life'. His work has been recognized by the Biochemical Society Award in 2015 and the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize in 2016. He is an enthusiastic promoter of science to wide audiences and a passionate defender of the value of experts and critical thinking in public life.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

  2. Maths for physics

    Course Date: Thu 18 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Mathematics is sometimes described as the language of physics. We will look at the essential topics required for a fuller engagement with physics including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and vectors, with reference to their application to specific physical situations. You will build a mathematical tool box applicable to many areas of science.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Physics: the fundamental science

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore fundamental aspects of physics such as the nature of light, matter and energy and the physical laws governing our universe. Learn about the revolutionary discoveries of the world around us.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £74.00

  4. Introduction to quantum physics

    Course Date: Sun 3 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn 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.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  5. Exploring the quantum world

    Course Date: Tue 23 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever 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.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £74.00

  6. Physics of life

    Course Date: Sun 12 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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