Oddities of Physics

Wednesday 25th January 2012 @ 19:00

Non-Member: £12.00 ; Staff: £5.00 ; Student: £3.00

Simon Foster and his troupe of Physics Postgraduate students

Simon Foster has taken over from Nic Harrigan producing a new and entertaining show. 

” A show of the strangest, most intriguing and nerdiest feats that science has to offer”.   

This was the premier of the wonderful show about science.

Amongst the demonstrations was the film of an oildrum collapsing under atmospheric pressure to show how this can be used in deep-sea research. The bang was so loud that the audience were relieved that health and safety prevented us carrying out the experiment in the theatre. 

How difficult it is to understand the movement of a pendulum despite its familiarity> The performer demonstrated a wonderful row of pendula now in synchronicity now not.

An extraordinary five minute explanation of what really is going on at CERN with the Large Hadron Collider and the significance of finding the Higgs Boson and perhaps more importantly the importance of not finding it.

How charged particles create the Northern lights, illuminate neon tubes and might be used to foretell earthquakes.

A juggler with flaming balls used to demonstrate some oddities about relativity.

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Optionally followed by supper (this can be booked on the event booking form).
After the lecture a Friends' Table has been reserved at a local restaurant to entertain the speaker and for any of the audience who would like to join us to continue the evening's discussion. A two-course fixed price supper is served including wine, coffee and service charge.
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Venue: Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College

Campus Map reference 33
on the Imperial College London Map