The Physics Deaprtment Outreach team offes a variety of public talks and demonstrations for adult audiences.  Please see below for further details.  

Talks can be booked using our online form.

You can view our previous events here.

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Space and the Atmosphere

Space

Space and Atmospheric Physics
Outreach codeActivityTitleSpeaker
P1 Lecture Dust and Cosmology Dr Dave Clements (Astrophysics)
P2 Lecture Observational Astronomy Dr Dave Clements (Astrophysics)
P7 Lecture The Science of Uncertainty Dr Roberto Trotta (Astrophysics)
P8 Lecture Uncovering the Nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe Dr Roberto Trotta (Astrophysics)
P9 Lecture Universe or Multiverse? Dr Roberto Trotta (Astrophysics)
P10 Lecture Does the Universe need humankind? The strange case of intelligent observers in the cosmos Dr Roberto Trotta (Astrophysics)
P11 Lecture The dark sector of the Universe.  Clever ways of observing invisible stuff Dr Roberto Trotta (Astrophysics)
P13 Lecture Jupiter and Saturn Prof Michele Dougherty (Space & Atmospheric Physics)
P14 Lecture The Cassini/Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan Prof Michele Dougherty (Space & Atmospheric Physics)
P21 Lecture Big Bang and Expanding Universe Prof Arttu Rajantie (Theoretical Physics)
Updated: November 2014
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Light and Energy

Light and energy

 
Light and Energy
Outreach CodeActivityTitleSpeaker
P8 Lecture Uncovering the Nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe Dr Roberto Trotta (Astrophysics)
P12 Lecture Using superconductivity to Probe Interfaces Prof Lesely Cohen (Experimental Solid State)
P17 Lecture Photovoltaic electricity: power from the Sun. (Describes research being carried out at Imperial into the next generation of solar cells which have tremendous potential as a clean and inexhaustible electricity source.) Prof Keith Barnham (Experimental Solid State)
Updated: November 2014
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Matter and Particles

Matter and Particles

Matter and Particles
Outreach codeActivityTitleSpeaker
P22 Lecture "What Does the Higgs Say?" Prof Arttu Rajantie (Theoretical Physics)
Updated: November 2014
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Quantum Physics

Quantum

Quantum Physics
Outreach codeActivityTitleSpeaker
 P3 Lecture  Nanowires: where Ohm's Law meets quantum mechanics Prof Adrian Sutton (Condensed Matter Theory)
 P16 Lecture Life as a Quantum Mechanic. (Describes the difference between classical and quantum views of matter, and how we now use the rules of Quantum Mechanics to design the semiconductor devices like diode lasers, which have given us e.g. the internet. Includes saxophone playing, balloon folding and laser water-pistols.) Prof Chris Phillips (Experimental Solid State)
Updated: November 2014
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Other topics

Other

Other topics
Outreach codeActivityTitleSpeaker
 P4  Lecture Crystals are like People: it's their defects that make them interesting Prof Adrian Sutton (Condensed Matter Theory)
 P5 Lecture Understanding Stuff: what is materials science? Prof Adrian Sutton (Condensed Matter Theory)
 P6 Lecture The Science of Time (What does our best science tell us about the nature of time itself?) Dr Fay Dowker (Theoretical Physics)
 P18 Lecture Magnetic Monopoles Prof Arttu Rajantie (Theoretical Physics)
Updated: November 2014
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