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This Event will be postponed to a later date due to the COVID 19 outbreak

The school focuses on the phenomena of oscillations which are ubiquitous in the world around us. Students can expect to learn about the mathematics that underpins simple oscillatory motion as well as getting hands-on experience in a real teaching laboratory. Students will learn to use a modern programming language to analyse their data and simulate oscillating systems before presenting their work in teams to their peers. Over the four days, Students will investigate the physics of oscillations using approaches which are fundamental to doing research in the modern age, namely:

  1. The mathematics of calculus
  2. Direct experimentation
  3. Computational simulation


Places are very limited so register ASAP by emailing Paula Consiglio at fundamental@imperial.ac.uk

  • We are encouraging schools to register in groups up to approx. 12 students with at least 1 staff member per group
  • Year 12 students only
  • This is a 4 day workshop, There is no cost to attend and a lunch voucher will be provided every day.


 Monday (30th)
10:00 – 13:00 Lectures (Blackett LT2)
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 17:00 Laboratory work (Blackett Lvl. 4 Labs)
Tuesday (31th)
10:00 – 13:00 Intro to Python programming (Blackett Computing Suite)
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 17:00 Scientific programming using Numpy, Scipy and Matplotlib(Blackett Computing Suite)
Wednesday (1st)
10:00 – 13:00 Computational modelling SHM (Blackett Computing Suite)”
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 17:00 Analysing data / Presentation prep (Blackett Computing Suite)
Thursday (2nd)
10:00 – 13:00 Presentation prep(Blackett Computing Suite / Blackett LT2)”
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 17:00 Presentation competition(Blackett LT2)”


The Department of Physics is in the Blackett Laboratory on the South Kensington Campus (see box A2 on this map). Enter from Prince Consort Rd SW7, close to its intersection with Queen’s Gate. Nearest underground: Gloucester Rd or South Kensington Stations. Find out more about how to get here >

Getting here