Physics! What is it good for? Folk in Scotland and beyond are doing some weird and wonderful stuff with physics right now, and these four quickfire talks reveal all.
The four quickfire talks are:
1. Winds from Supermassive Black Holes.
They can tell us how galaxies evolve. How? Well, show up and find out.
2. Scary Physics: sometimes things are not as they seem… it wouldn’t be Halloween without slime, spooky solid fluids, and levitating objects!
3. Why warming in the Arctic means you get wet in Scotland.
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. This is bad news for polar bears, but what difference does it make to those of us that live elsewhere?
We explain how changes in Arctic climate have a big impact on the weather we experience in Scotland, and what we might see in the future.
4. Energy in the Green New Deal.
For centuries, we've run our civilisations by burning coal, gas and oil. But with the world itself now heating up we need to think about how we keep the lights on, our machines running and our lives comfortable in the years and centuries to come.
This Fast Physics presentation looks at new ways of generating, storing and moving energy that won't cost us the planet.
All talks ideal for people aged 11ish to 100.