Date & time

Fri, 20 Nov 2020
10:45 - 15:45



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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 and, for the first time this year, will be completely online!  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

Pressing FIRE on the most powerful laser in the world! Ceri Brenner, Science and Technology Facilities Council

Want to see what happens to stuff when you shoot it with the most powerful laser in the world, or find out how these extreme beams are being applied for cancer treatment or jet engine imaging? We do that too.

Ceri Brenner

About Dr Ceri Brenner

Ceri Brenner is a senior physicist developing innovative imaging and inspection technology for use in medical diagnosis, nuclear waste management and aerospace performance testing.

Visualising physics Lewis Matheson, A level Physics Online

Join Lewis Matheson for a journey through A Level Physics, showing the relationships that exist and revealing the hidden side of the Universe in an action-packed session!

Lewis Matheson

About Lewis Matheson

Lewis Matheson used to be a Head of Science and now runs a successful YouTube channel with hundreds of GCSE and A Level Physics videos used by thousands of students, ideal for flipped learning and revision.

Predicting climate change Tamsin Edwards, King's College London

Where do climate predictions come from? How can we make sense of different news stories that say things will be better than we thought…or worse? Tamsin will talk about how we can predict the different possible futures for our planet.

Tamsin Edwards

About Dr Tamsin Edwards

Dr Tamsin Edwards is a climate scientist specialising in quantifying the uncertainties of climate model predictions, particularly for the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheet contributions to sea-level rise.

Big Bang Simon Singh, Science Writer

Simon will tell the story behind one of the greatest questions in the history of humanity – where did the universe come from? Is the universe eternal or was it created? Is the Big Bang the answer?

Simon Singh

About Simon Singh

After a PhD in particle physics, Simon joined BBC TV, working on Tomorrow’s World & Horizon. His BAFTA-winning documentary on Fermat’s Last Theorem led to a No.1 bestselling book. Simon has written four other books, presented radio & TV programs, and created a math website (

Physicist, Engineer, Strategist – a Career in Space Liz Seward, Airbus Defence and Space

Satellites forecast the weather, monitor crops, track pollution, explore the solar system & observe other stars but how do they survive launch, -270°C in deep space, the hot sun and operate for over 10 years with no chance of repair? Liz will discuss what the future holds for space science in the UK.

Liz Seward

About Senior Space Strategist Liz Seward

Liz is a Senior Space Strategist at Airbus Defence and Space. Previous roles covered technical marketing, thermal engineering and future programmes. She has additional roles in Women in Aerospace Europe, the International Astronautical Federation, and the Seraphim Advisory Board.