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Department of Physics

Educational Outreach

Please note, this year's lectures will be taking place online from 6pm to 7pm, with an Isaac Physics session from 5pm.

Cambridge Physics Centre: Online Lecture Programme 2021/22

Supported by the Cavendish Laboratory, the Institute of Physics and the Department of Engineering.


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.  Previously a live event at the Cavendish Laboratory, we will be streaming the lectures via the Isaac Physics website until social distancing measures are relaxed.

An interactive Isaac Physics problem solving session starts at 4:45pm, lectures start at 6pm and finish by 7pm. There is no need to book these lectures, you can just log in on the day. 

Feedback can be given here.


Title & Link to Online Lectures



Thursday October 14th

Gravitational Waves, Dark Energy and Black Holes

Prof Malcolm Longair, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge

View here

Thursday November 11th

The impact of technology on sporting performance: Advantage Play

Dr Steve Haake, Sheffield Hallam University View here

Thursday December 9th

Modern Radiotherapy Dr Liam Stubbington, Clinical Scientist, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust  View here





Thursday January  20th

High Power Laser Photonics

Prof Bill O’Neill, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge Recording unavailable

Tuesday February 22nd

Why infrastructure matters and how data helps us to deliver better services from infrastructure Dr Jennifer Schooling, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge View here
Tuesday March 22nd  Exoplanetary Atmospheres:
 Planetary processes, origins, and the search for life elsewhere

Dr Nikkhu Madhusudhan, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge


Recordings of past lectures can be viewed here.

Lecture Posters