Posted by George in Physics on November 19, 2017

When I was at open days for uni everyone had the same questions: “Do I have to be good at maths?” and “Do I need to have done further maths?”. I don’t really remember how they answered these questions, but it tended to be something along the lines of: “It would help.”… Not all that […]

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Posted by George in Physics on November 9, 2017

In first year you start quantum mechanics and from what I can remember you cover the basics of the wave function, and are introduced to some of the quantum weirdness such as quantum tunnelling. The maths used is more difficult than the maths you used in A-level physics, but is certainly manageable. In second year […]

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Posted by George in Physics on October 9, 2016

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 […]

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