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Hugh’s experience on the MSci Physics with Science Education course

Science education is a important career path for some of our graduates, and we offer a number of options for physics students to gain practical experience in schools during their undergraduate studies. For example, the third-year PJU project module run by the School of Physics and Astronomy is open to application from any BSc or …

What happens when you pour boiling water onto liquid nitrogen?

Second year Thermal & Statistical Physics….phase transitions….sound dull?  Not if your lecturer is Dr. Yong Mao and you get to witness demonstrations cooked up by lab technicians Paul Munday and Denise Watt. The following footage filmed by one of our students went a bit viral on Reddit this week: Pouring boiling water onto liquid nitrogen …

Nottingham Physics Graduation 2019

A huge congratulations to all of our 2019 graduates who celebrated yesterday under beautiful sunny Nottingham skies. You should be very proud of the end result of your years of hard work. We wish you all happiness and fulfilment in your future plans!   Nottingham Physics Graduating Prizewinners, 2019 Salmon Prize (Highest Achieving MSci Graduands):  …

MEG UK 2019: Hannah’s first conference

Guest post by regular contributor Hannah Coleman, who has just completed her second year as a BSc Physics student. Over the Easter Break I had the opportunity to attend my first academic conference in Cardiff. It is unusual for undergraduates to attend conferences, but not unheard of. As I am very keen to embark on …

Matilda’s report from CUWiP 2019

Matilda Chalk (2nd year Mathematical Physics student) recently attended the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) UK in the Department of Physics at Oxford University with support from the School’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. This highly successful annual event is hosted by the The Oxford Women in Physics Society, and brings together undergraduate women …

Staff and Student interviews: Lizzie Elmer

A new year, and a new addition to our series of staff and student interviews on the Nottingham Physics YouTube Channel. In this video, shot and edited by Hannah Coleman, 2nd year PhD student Lizzie Elmer (Nottingham MSci Physics with Astronomy, 2017) reflects on her experiences choosing to study physics at Nottingham, finding her place at university (and …

Noah Hardwicke at the 2018 Wolfram Summer School

Guest post by Noah Hardwicke, one of our MSci Physics undergraduates. Noah has previously blogged about the importance of creativity in both science and art, and here reflects on his first year at Nottingham as well as the stimulating experience he had recently as a participant in the 2018 Wolfram Summer School.  My first year …

What is The Education Network and Why should I Care?

Guest post by Raj Jadav, soon-to-be final year MSci Mathematical Physics student and known to visitors to our UCAS Offer Holder days for his legendary presentation on change, choosing a university, and washing powder. Raj serves an important role in the School of Physics and Astronomy as Education Representative. Who are we? The 17/18 academic …

Highlights from the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

Three 4th-year physicists from the University of Nottingham recently attended the fourth Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) UK in the Department of Physics at Oxford University. This annual 3-day conference is hosted by the The Oxford Women in Physics Society. It was a unique opportunity for networking and sparking discussions between 100+ female …