Getting to the heart of the matter - exploring the contemporary issues in nuclear physics
England (North West)
9.30am - 3.30pm
This course will provide a guide to cutting edge research and developments in nuclear physics, and the valuable spin-offs of this research in medicine and energy generation. It will be led by staff and PhD students drawn from the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and York. This is the 2nd year that this successful and popular course has received sponsorship from the Nuclear Institute. The day will also include a practical circus of experiments designed to demonstrate these principles for use in your own classroom. You will:
- Refresh and update your knowledge of the science relating to the atomic nucleus, and the particles that comprise it
- Learn about the hot topics in nuclear physics
- Learn about the valuable role that spin-offs from nuclear physics play in medicine and industry
- Have the opportunity to discuss topics with academics and students and have your questions answered
This conference is open to all secondary science teachers, but will be of particular interest to A2/AS-level Physics teachers, Gifted and Talented teachers at GCSE, and those teaching Triple Science Physics. This course will also be of interest to those teaching students in areas where significant proportions enter careers in the nuclear and particle physics field.
The course is free for state maintained schools, and £25 for those from the Independent sector.