Festival of Physics
Festival of Physics in Plymouth
Enjoy a one-day spectacular of free physics-themed talks, shows and demonstrations for everyone with an interest in physics.
We kindly ask that you book a free ticket, either using ticket system on this site or eventbrite (where you can also book tickets for two of the workshops.)
The preliminary schedule of lectures (subject to change) is
- 9:30 - 10:00, Dr Tom Heinzl. (Plymouth) How to build a light sabre.
- 10:00 - 11:00, Dr Tamara Clelford (Swamphen). The Rise and Rise of Data Science.
- 11:00 - 11:15 Break
- 11:15 - 12:00, Dr. Natasha Stephen (Plymouth) Extra-terrestrial fieldwork; using meteorites to explore the Solar System”
- 14:00 - 14:45, Dr. Shakil Awan (Plymouth) Graphene Biosensors
- 14:45 - 15:45, Dr Matt Telfer (Plymouth) Methane ice dunes on Pluto
- 15:45 - 16:00 Break
- 16:00 - 17:00 Dr. Martin Lavelle (Plymouth) From the Light Bulb to Quantum Supremacy.
Take part in hands-on activities that will enhance your understanding of physics, big data and the Universe.
(The timings of the schedule is still subject to change.)
- 13:30 to 15:30, Creative Coding for Kids, Tariq Rashid. (Room 206/207 Roland Levinsky Building.) Attendance can be reserved on the day.
- 10:00 - 12:00, There will be two session in the planetarium (Immersion Vision Theatre)at the University of Plymouth. This will include the "Phantom of the Universe show" and a tour of the Universe. There is limited space in the planetarium, so we ask that you book for one of the two sessions here.
- 10:00 to 11:00, High temperature super-conductor workshop, (Room 206/207 Roland Levinsky Building.) Badminton School. Please book for this workshop here.
Free to attend but the workshops requires advanced booking.
Lunchtime demonstrations and posters.
There will also be demonstrations at lunch times and the breaks. So far the following has been confirmed:
- Dr. Alan Millard, Swarm robots
- Theoretical Physics poster
- Siya Jin , Wave demo tank
- Dr. Antonio Rago. Particle Physics card game.
- Dr. Chris Lavers, Photograph exhibition: Swords into ploughshares
- Prof. Rob Hicken, University of Exeter. New Magnetic Materials for Energy Efficient Data Storage and Spintronics
- Physics demonstrations from the IOP.
Tea and coffee will be served at the breaks. There are many options for buying food, if you don't want to bring a packed lunch.
The area is well served by public transport and there are multiple public car parks.