Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Physics at Work - 25th Anniversary

A great evening at the Cavendish Laboratory, showcasing how science can be fun.

Stacey and I sat in on presentations about crime scenes, water and polymers... if that sounds very dry when seen in the written word, the presentations were done with verve and enthusiam while the polymers were fun to watch! As a sideline, a James Bond gadget poster explained which of the fictional spy's toys were truly fictional and those that could work. It gave the simple, helpful scientic explanation for each item that even an historian by background - like me - can grasp.

Although history will always be my subject, Physics at Work won me over to the sciences for the evening. I hope for many young people that it can capture them for life.

The weblink is http://www-outreach.phy.cam.ac.uk/physics_at_work/2009/about_paw.php

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