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Accelerate! entertains with physics

Pete Wilton

This week sees the launch of Accelerate! a programme of interactive physics show for Oxford schools.

The aim is to bring the excitement of particle and accelerator physics to ages 11 and up: the fun kicks off with a launch event this Friday.

Those going along to the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre in Oxford's Clarendon Laboratory (6pm-7:30pm) will be treated to displays featuring liquid nitrogen, exploding hydrogen balloons and levitating superconductors.

Lots of audience participation will ensure that everyone gets a taste of the hands-on science behind scientific mega machines such as the Large Hadron Collider.

It's a free event and the launch is open to teachers, media and the public.

Accelerate! is organised by Oxford DPhil student Suzie Sheehy (top image).