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In this month’s edition of Physics World: Amazing physics demos to keep practical science alive

1 April 2015

With school students in England bracing themselves for new-style GCSE science exams that are based entirely on written tests, Physics World has teamed up with Neil Downie to put together five amazing physics demonstrations that highlight the value and importance of keeping experimentation at the centre of the science classroom

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Electrostatics 2015
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Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics VII
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Dielectrics 2015
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Manchester lecture: the Square Kilometre Array
Dr. Althea Wilkinson will describe the Square Kilometre Array and the ambitious plans for the world’s largest radio telescope. 11 March, 6.30pm, G 33 MMU Business School, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, M15 6BH.

Physics in Perspective
An enrichment course for sixth-formers and college students, held at Newcastle University.

Manchester lecture: The physics of agent-based modelling
25 February, 6.30-7.30pm. Room G.33, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6HB

Young Persons Physics Lecture and Poster Competition
The deadline for the IOP Manchester Branch Young Persons Physics Lecture and Poster Competition is approaching fast. Don't miss your chance to win £250!

Polarized Light in the Natural World
The Mystery of the reflection and detection of polarized light by living organisms. 20 Feb, University of East Anglia.


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