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MAGMA at the Cardiff Subatomic Circus

9 September 2021

Welcome back to the MAGMA blog! It’s been a while since the last post mostly due to members of the team having a break over the summer.

We did, however, have the opportunity to take part in the Cardiff Subatomic Circus in Cathays Park on 18th August 2021. This was part of the Summer of Smiles series of events aimed at children over the summer. The MAGMA team worked the Stephanie Bevan at the Institute of Physics for the event.

As you can see from the photo, we had a series of small demonstrations set up for the event which we could show to the attendees. These included a magnetic train, magnetic music, a magnetic motor, ferrofluids, fun fly sticks, and floating objects. The links show some examples of these on YouTube.

In total, there was an estimated 1500 attendees throughout the day and the team had a great time showcasing some fun examples of what magnets can do. The event was a great success and we hope the attendees enjoyed it as much as we did.

In other news, we are happy to announce that our lab refurbishments have been completed and our furnace is up and running. Our lab development manager has recently written a guest post on the ‘Cardiff University Home of Innovation’ blog with further details on our lab’s capabilities.

https://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/innovation/2021/08/31/magma-a-magnet-for-innovation

Please contact us if you are interested in coming to see our facilities or work in our labs.