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Festival of Physics

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School of Physics, University of Bristol Bristol BS8 1TL

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Our annual Spring Festival of Physics will again take place this year at the School of Physics, Tyndall Avenue, University of Bristol. The date is Saturday, 30 March: make a note in your diary!

There will be a full programme of lectures and workshops, these will be added to this page as details are arranged, so look back frequently. Registration is free, but essential.

We have the following talks planned; their order on the timetable below is still to be decided...

Michael de Podesta (National Physical Laboratory): "The SI Redefined." A talk about why measurement matters & the imminent redefinition of four SI units

Dame Julia Slingo (Meteorological Office): "Big Data in Meteorology" (title to be confirmed)

Badminton Girls' School: Talk/Demo on Superconductors (speaker/s and title to be confirmed)

A speaker from Bristol University's High Energy Particle Physics group: "Big Data in particle physics" (speaker and title to be confirmed)

The provisional timetable is as follows:

9:30 Doors Open. Tea and Coffee available.

9:55 Welcome

10:00 First talk

11:00 Break

11:10 Second talk

12:10 Break for lunch. There are many cafes, pubs and restaurants close to the School of Physics. Or you may prefer to bring your sandwiches. There will also be many exhibitions and hands-on demonstrations to visit on the ground floor and in the Enderby Room in the basement.

14:00 Third talk

14:50 Break

15:00 Fourth Talk

16:00 Close

There will also be workshops during the day; details to follow.


Please note that by registering and giving your email address, you may receive information about any changes to the details of the event. We will not use your email address for any other purpose. In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, we will forward your email address to IOP HQ for safe-keeping.


You may also be interested in our Branch visit to Maisemore to watch the Severn Bore on 23 March. Details of this event are at the link below.

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