The event includes a day full of activities that can directly benefit your work as a physics teacher, including: • An opportunity to meet colleagues and find out about the changes in specifications and examinations • A choice of practical workshops in the afternoon and an opportunity to try out new equipment, including practical demonstrations for teaching of physics at all levels. We also encourage you to bring any of your own ideas and equipment and share them with colleagues • An exhibition area with lots of suppliers and booksellers exhibiting
How quantum physics democratized music: a meditation on physics and technology -
Professor Sir Michael Berry FRS University of Bristol
Connections between physics, technological invention, and aspects of human life that seem far from science, are both unexpected and unexpectedly common. And rather than flowing one way - from physics to gadgets - the connections form an intricate and subtle web, linking all aspects of human culture in a way that eludes our convenient intellectual categories. I will not explore this theme abstractly; instead, I will concentrate on examples. These range widely, from music, through how quantum physics helps me do quantum physics, to the colour of gold.
The Science of Dragons
Join Sue on this most historical and creative journey of discovery.
Sue will investigate and explore the science of how dragons fly using some of the science behind the different dragon fire types (steam, icy fog, explosive gases, flammable liquids and of course big flames and tornado type fire!) Sue McGrath is one of Ireland’s best known STEM performers and is a Teacher Network Coordinator