Aimed at 6th formers and college students, Physics in Perspective is the Institute’s flagship lecture series for its 16-19 year-old members. Held at UCL and The Royal Institution, this year’s lecture programme, which took place last week, included talks from Professor Jon Butterworth, Dr Matthew Genge, Professor Peter Vukusic on the science of light (available to view here) and from Dr Melanie Windridge on the physics of fusion (available to view here).
The lecture series remains a favourite with students and teachers alike, with one teacher commenting: “I would definitely recommend this to students considering physics at university. Peter Vukusic and Matt Genge were both incredibly passionate, and Jon Butterworth was a great speaker – it was good to have a lecture from a celebrity! For me the talks on the LHC and ubiquitous computing were the most thought provoking, and I learnt a lot about a field that I had actually had understood little about. All in all, the programme was thoroughly enjoyable and it allowed plenty of time for exploration of London too.”
As part of the Institute’s commitment to increasing the diversity of students that study physics, nine students (pictured below) selected by the Social Mobility Foundation were also given complimentary VIP passes for this year’s event.