Hello! I'm George and I am a third year Physics student. Obsessed with physics and maths, I hope through my blogs I can both tell you about my experience on the MPhys course and about the parts of physics that most excite me.
Life, The Blue Planet, Planet Earth. These are the nature programmes, narrated by David Attenborough, that I loved watching as a kid. This was back before I knew I wanted to do Physics and probably before I really appreciated what science was. When you are a kid you assume that adults know everything, and one […]
I should clarify, not real aliens, but the film Aliens directed by James Cameron . This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the release of the sci-fi classic, and to celebrate the National Space Centre held a screening at the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium (the same place I talked about in my last blog where I […]
Yesterday afternoon I cycled up to the National Space Centre because I had been given tickets from our very own university to attend a prestigious event: Tim Peake‘s Honorary Graduation Ceremony. As you may know Tim Peake is Britain’s first ESA astronaut. He spent 186 days working on the International Space Station where he completed his […]
Congratulations to David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz! These are the winners of the Physics Nobel Prize 2016 “for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter”. So what does that mean? Well topology is a branch of mathematics which studies the properties of space which are preserved under continuous deformation. But what […]
You may have been sent a booklet from the physics department or seen online a vague description of what you will be doing in first year. From what I remember it described things such as tutorials, workshops, seminars and some other stuff, and I didn’t really understand what any of it was. So, I’ll try, […]
In my last blog I talked about what I got up to in the first half of my summer and now it’s time to tell you about the second half. So, after returning from Geneva I had a busy few weeks ahead of me as I had to move out of student accommodation, go back […]
Hello. I am the new blogger for Physics, I am a second year on the MPhys Physics with Astrophysics course. But, this blog is about my summer and the trips I would not have been able to have gone on without the University of Leicester. I’ve split this into two parts since I’ve had such a […]