Success for public physics lectures
More than 600 people attended our inaugural series of free physics lectures in Lancaster city centre this autumn.
The six weekly lectures at the Storey Institute were full to capacity, with the public audience ranging from schoolchildren to pensioners. The six topics included neutrinos, the Higgs Boson, cosmology, space weather, low-temperature physics and light-shining-through-a-wall experiments and were given by physicists Dr Laura Kormos, Dr Harald Fox, Dr Anupam Mazumdar, Dr Jim Wild, Dr Rich Haley and Dr Ian Bailey.
Mon 19 November 2012
Lancaster University physicists have welcomed the award of the Nobel Prize in Physics to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert.
Story supplied by LU Press Office
Tue 08 October 2013
The Space Plasma Environment and Radio Science (SPEARS) group in Physics ran the biennial EISCAT radar symposium on campus 12-16 August 2013.
Thu 22 August 2013
A Lancaster University physics graduate has been selected for the European Space Agency's Young Graduate Trainee Programme.
Mon 12 August 2013
Professor Henning Schomerus is quoted in The Guardian (26 July) on writing a personal statement for admissions.
Many physics undergrad hopefuls mention a lot of the same books, or say they read the New Scientist, says Professor Henning Schomerus, physics admissions tutor at Lancaster University. "This wouldn't put me off, but I would probably more or less ignore it," he says. If you want to talk about a journal you read, pick out an article and discuss why it interests you.
Be specific. If The Big Bang Theory sparked your interest in physics, explain why. Schomerus, for instance, likes the episode where Sheldon takes a job as an unpaid waiter to try to discover how electrons move through graphene - it's an area he's done research in.
"Make the statement truly personal," he says.
Fri 26 July 2013