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Ogden Trust School Physicist of the Year Award

Posted on March 24, 2017 by Brychan Govier

Is one of your students the future face of Physics? The Ogden Trust’s School Physicist of the Year Award is open for nominations. If you teach at a school in Wales, you can nominate your most promising year 12 physics student. Entries are limited to one year 12 student per school, and all nominees will receive £25
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Astronomy, Public

Martin Rees: the World in 2050

Posted on March 20, 2017 by Chris North

Leading astrophysicist Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and a senior figure in UK science, will look ahead to 2050 in a public lecture at Cardiff University on 6th April. This event is sponsored by the Learned Society of Wales and forms part of the Annual University/LSW Partnership Lecture series. It will be followed by a reception
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A Physics Puzzle – Solution

Posted on March 15, 2017 by Chris North

A few weeks ago we posted the puzzle on the right – well, here’s the answer. A simple pendulum has a period given by If you insert that into the expression in the puzzle you get That simplifies to πg – which you could otherwise write as pi g! Not too complicated, providing you spot the trick! If
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Astronomy, Public, Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: Backyard Worlds

Posted on February 28, 2017 by Chris North

February saw the first launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Rocket from Launchpad 39A – the same launchpad used by the Apollo missions and the Space Shuttle. In this month’s Pythagorean Astronomy, Edward Gomez and Chris North discuss these impressive structures along with the study of a supernova (the explosive death of a massive star) just hours
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