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Cambridge Physics Centre Sixth Form Lecture Schedule

Cambridge Physics Centre: Lecture Programme 2016/17

Supported by the Cavendish Laboratory and the Institute of Physics


This lecture series is aimed at those in years 12 and 13, and exists to enthuse, stimulate and challenge students and their teachers across the whole broad spectrum of physics-related topics. Lectures start at 6pm and finish by 7pm. There is no need to book these lectures, you can just turn up on the day. Attendance is always very high and so we advise to arrive early so that you are not disappointed.

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Thursday 20th October

Sustainable materials in a low energy future


Prof. Julian Allwood
Tuesday 15th November

Magical Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Dr. Richard Ansorge
Tuesday 13th December

Physics of Superheroes


Prof. Alan Davies



Thursday 19th January

Science Needs Science Fiction


Prof. Mete Atature
Thursday 23rd February

When is a Structure a Musical Instrument? Adventures in Tuned Percussion


Prof. Jim Woodhouse
Thursday 16th March

Gaia: One Billion Pixels, One Billion Stars, One Amazing Satellite


Prof. Gerry Gilmore