This event gives students a taster of Physics and Material Science at Oxford. They will take part in hands-on activities in each subject area and be given an overview of course content and admissions. Comparisons will be made between the two subjects, highlighting what makes the courses unique and where they overlap.
Students will learn how physicists gaze into the far reaches of the cosmos, address pressing questions about the Earth's climate and explore the strange world of quantum mechanics. There will be particular emphasis on ‘What is Material Science?’, showing how the interdisciplinary subject spans the physics and chemistry of matter, engineering applications and industrial manufacturing processes, and ultimately explores the fascinating world of materials and their real world applications.