Friday, 28 September 2012

Free Physics lectures at the Storey

The public is being invited to a series of free science lectures in Lancaster city centre from 9th October, given by physicists from Lancaster University’s world-ranking department.

Entitled 'Making Waves', the series of six lectures will showcase the cutting edge research that takes place in the UK's top-rated physics department.

From the smallest subatomic particles, to the daunting scale of the cosmos, from the lowest temperatures possible to the super-heated atmosphere of the Sun, Lancaster University physicists will take you on a journey through our understanding of the Universe.

The first lecture on 9th October will be given by Dr Laura Kormos, who will be using ice cream to illustrate the nature of subatomic particles called neutrinos.

Other topics include the “Holy grail of Particle physics” the Higgs boson, the question of what existed before the Big Bang, extreme cold, solar storms and the mysteries of invisible waves.

• The lectures at the Storey Institute in Lancaster run from 9th October to 13th November at 7.00pm. Tickets are free but registration is required here or call 01524 592067. Web: www.physics.lancs.ac.uk/events

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