About this day
A limitless world awaits…
Five sessions of phenomenal physics will be brought to you by the brightest lights in the field. From the big bang to electric racing cars, rock guitar to astronomy, meet the physicists who go above and beyond science as we know it. A special session on examination success will provide students with the tools to excel.
Programme & speakers
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?
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 (parallel.org.uk).
The physics of rock guitar Mark Lewney, Mathematician and physicist
In a mind-expanding and ear-stimulating session Mark will reveal how rock guitars make their distinctive sounds; how string vibrations might answer questions about the Big Bang; and, how the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) might let us peek into extra dimensions.
About Dr Mark Lewney
Dr Mark Lewney, the Rock Doctor, winner of the first ever FameLab competition and guitar physicist blows your ears with rock guitar and blows your mind with Superstring Theory.
Formula E - the future is here and it's electric! Formula E racing teams
Join the electric revolution with Formula E racing teams this autumn, and discover the forces of physics at work that drive this incredible sport!
About Formula E racing teams
Here from the teams that drive Formula E to success! Discover the power of electricity and uncover the forces of physics at work to drive technological breakthroughs.
Exploring the invisible universe Jen Gupta, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth
We see only a tiny fraction of all there is in our possibly-infinite universe. 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.
About Dr Jen Gupta
Jen Gupta is an astrophysicist who loves to talk about how awesome space is with anyone who will listen!
Building a quantum computer Nic Harrigan, Physicist, PsiQuantum
Nic will show how weirdly powerful computers quantum computers will work, why you should care about them, and how they just might come into existence some day in the not-too-distant future.
About Dr Nic Harrigan
With over 15 years exploring the mysteries of quantum mechanics and quantum computing, Nic is only a little less confused than he used to be… Along the way he’s become adept at explaining the bizarre finer details, and how they might help find solutions to otherwise impossible problems.