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South West schools get an insight into the mysteries of the universe – and the life of an astrophysicist

By IOP South West Regional Officer | 23 Nov, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Secondary school students across Devon and Cornwall were treated to a fascinating insight into an unexplored part of the universe and the life of an astrophysics researcher. Dr Jennifer Hatchell, a lecturer and researcher at the University of Exeter, gave a fascinating and interactive talk to hundreds of school and college pupils and their teachers at […]

IOP’s Schools Lecture – final part

By Lena | 10 Jan, 2011 | 0 Comments
IOP’s Schools Lecture – final part

Our 2010 IOP schools lecturer Melanie Windridge on her tour and fusion physics: Last time we spoke about how the energy of the fusion reaction is converted into electricity by way of a blanket of lithium surrounding the torus.  We also talked about how the lithium also reacts with the fusion neutrons to form tritium, […]

IOP Schools Lecture – part 11

By Lena | 26 Oct, 2010 | 0 Comments
IOP Schools Lecture  – part 11

Our 2010 IOP schools lecturer Melanie Windridge on her tour and fusion physics: Last week I started in my lectures in Tonbridge, Kent, then moved north in a loop encompassing Milton Keynes, Peterborough and Woodbridge, near Ipswich, before returning home.  Moving on straight on to fusion.  Last time the subject was the robots used on JET, […]

IOP Schools Lecture – part 10

By Lena | 12 Oct, 2010 | 0 Comments
IOP Schools Lecture – part 10

Our 2010 IOP schools lecturer Melanie Windridge on her tour and fusion physics: On my “fusion tour” last week I travelled between York and Chapel-en-le-Frith, finishing in the heart of the Peak District.  The weather has been mostly fine and, though I’ve been in schools during the day, I’ve had some lovely evening drives through […]

2010 school lecture – part 8

By Lena | 21 Sep, 2010 | 0 Comments
2010 school lecture – part 8

Our 2010 School Lecture presenter Dr Melanie Windridge on her lecture tour and fusion reaction. My fusion tour around Scotland took me to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness on consecutive days, so I’ve had busy days of talking and travel.  There wasn’t time to see much of the cities, but I did get to see […]

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