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Philip Moriarty

Professor of Physics, University of Nottingham

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What’s it like to start university?

This is a guest post by Mark Palmieri, who has just started the third year of his undergraduate physics degree. Mark has also recently joined our social media team and produced a great video that will be of interest to anyone considering starting a university course. I’ll let Mark explain the rationale behind the video… …

The Art of Physics — Guest Post by Noah Harwicke

The following is a post from Noah Hardwicke that I really, really should have uploaded long before now. (Sorry, Noah). The Christmas and New Year holiday, combined with the traditional (at least for me) start-of-year illness, slowed me down. Noah highlights the key importance of creativity in physics, and describes how mathematics and physics can …

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Decisions, decisions…

We’re now well into the UCAS application “season”. Our regular Wednesday visit days will start later this month and, over the course of ten weeks or so, we’ll be welcoming hundreds of students (and their accompanying parents/visitors) to the School of Physics and Astronomy to spend an afternoon with us. A key part of the …

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Punctuation; is Not. an, Option.

I put the video together below a few years ago to provide some hints and tips on lab report writing. It was initially targeted at a 1st year audience but students in higher years said that they also found it useful. In addition, a number of students have asked me why the video had seemingly …

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In To Bat — Guest post from Oliver Gordon

Oliver (Oli) Gordon, a third year — soon to be fourth year — MSci Physics student has very recently completed a ten week summer intern project in the Nottingham Nanoscience group. The internship, as Oli recounts below, has spanned a rather wider range of topics than he first expected… Before starting, I feel it good …

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Striking a Balance: Guest post from Nicole Landon

This is a guest post from Nicole Landon (pictured), who graduated with a 1st class honours MSci degree earlier this year. During her four years at Nottingham, Nicole was a key member of our team of student ambassadors/advisors for open days and outreach events. Having now graduated and moved on to bigger and better things, …

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@UoN_Physics @YouTube

The School of Physics & Astronomy hasn’t been exactly shy of engaging via social media over the years. For one thing, we collaborate closely with the prolific and talented Brady Haran on a number of his successful YouTube channels including, in particular, Sixty Symbols. (The School was delighted that our efforts with Brady on Sixty …

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