Date & time

Tue, 12 Nov 2019
10:45 - 15:45


Emmanuel Centre, London
9 - 23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW

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About this day

For A level and IB students

Five sessions of phenomenal physics will be brought to you by the brightest lights in the field in  2019. Join us for a day full of inspiration, challenge and experimentation across the breadth of physics. A special session on examination success will provide students with the tools to excel. We look forward to welcoming you to Physics in Action this year!

Programme & speakers

The SI redefined Michael de Podesta, Physicist

2019 sees changes to the definitions of the kilogram, ampere, kelvin and mole, four of the seven ‘SI’ units. Michael explains these changes and why, even though you probably didn’t even notice anything, you should be happy about them.

Michael de Podesta

About Dr Michael de Podesta

Before retirement, Michael was a measurement specialist at the National Physical Laboratory. Since retirement he has focused on the encouraging urgent action on climate change. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and in 2009 received an MBE for Services to Science.

Strange ice Andrea Sella, Chemist and broadcaster, University College London

Andrea Sella

About Professor Andrea Sella

Andrea is a synthetic chemist and broadcaster who is interested in the structure and bonding in the rare earths. He has been involved in numerous radio and television projects.

The physics of smart buildings Ozak Esu, Centre for Smart Homes and Buildings

Building physics employs creative ways to manipulate a building’s indoor and outdoor environment to influence its performance. Ozak introduces the basics of building physics and the application of smart electronics and technology to improve operational efficiencies.

Ozak Esu

About Dr Ozak Esu

Ozak is the Technical Lead in Smart Buildings at The Centre for Smart Homes and Buildings.

Electrifying the voice Trevor Cox, University of Salford

How does the voice work and how has it been changed by technology? Drawing on examples from opera to hip-hop, Trevor shows how physics, psychology and neuroscience can help explain diverse singing styles.

Trevor Cox

About Professor Trevor Cox

Trevor Cox is Professor of Acoustic Engineering at Salford University where he teaches and researches room acoustics and audio.

Exploring the invisible universe Jen Gupta, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth

Jen will look at the universe in different wavelengths across the electromagnetic spectrum, and explore some of the unsolved mysteries facing astrophysicists and cosmologists today.

Jen Gupta

About Dr Jen Gupta

Jen Gupta is an astrophysicist who loves to talk about how awesome space is with anyone who will listen!