Physics and Material Science taster talk (half term) | University of Oxford

Physics and Material Science taster talk (half term)

Event date
Event time
14:00 - 15:00
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Clarendon Laboratory - Simon, Clarendon Laboratory, University Science Area
Event cost
Target audience
Parents, Students
Age range
Age 15-16 (year 11), Age 16-17 (year 12), Age 17-18 (year 13)
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This lecture is for anyone interested in further study in either Physics and/or Materials.

You will learn how physicists at Oxford 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, and explores the fascinating world of materials and their real world applications.

The talk will highlight key ideas in both subject areas with interesting demonstrations such as a levitating superconducting magnet and diffraction glasses which reveal a world of hidden rainbows.

To end the lecture we will give an overview of the courses at Oxford and discuss how to apply. We will also touch upon the many career options available to those with a degree in either subject.