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Ogden Trust School Physicist of the Year Award

Posted on 24 March 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 A-level physics at a school or college in Wales, you can nominate your most promising year 12 physics student. Entries are limited to one year 12 student per school, and
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Astronomy at the Hay Festival

Posted on 16 June 2016 by Haley Gomez

Academics from the School were invited to appear at the international renowned Hay Festival this year as part of the Cardiff University series. Professor Sathyaprakash and Dr Patrick Sutton told the audience about the incredible science and personal discoveries behind the detection of gravitational waves in February this year.  This event, chaired by Professor Haley Gomez,
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Inspiring Hong Kong to Reach for the Impossible

Posted on 15 March 2016 by Sarah Roberts

It was once believed that the Sun orbited the Earth and a human walking on the moon was nothing but a daydream. Science and technology have both quenched and further intensified our curiosity about the Universe. We are on an eternal mission to try to explain the “impossible” and explore the boundaries of our knowledge.
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Celebrating Einstein’s Revolution

Posted on 15 December 2015 by Chris North

Over 220 people came to join us in celebrating Einstein’s Revolution on Wednesday 9th December. With a wine and cheese reception, and three very engaging talks, it was an excellent event at which to celebrate 100 years of this remarkable theory, and Cardiff’s involvement in research around it. Steve Fairhurst began by asking the audience what
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Pythagorean Astronomy: AstroCamp and Galaxies

Posted on 28 September 2015 by Chris North

The arrival of Autumn means one thing to astronomers: darker skies. Every spring an autumn, astronomers gather along with their telescopes, campervans and tents for “star parties”. One such meet-up is AstroCamp, held near Cwmdu in the Brecon Beacons. At just an hour or so north of Cardiff it’s not too far, and I’ve been going along to
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