Nuclear physics has been studied for over 100 years following Ernest Rutherford’s discovery of the nuclear model of the atom in 1911 while working at The University of Manchester. The School of Physics & Astronomy has a rich heritage of Nobel Laureates in nuclear and particle physics underlining the quality of the research. This also includes applied research that supports developments in nuclear energy as well transferrable technologies such as the development of detectors for use in nuclear medicine.
What’s it all about?
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the concepts and applications of nuclear physics that contribute to our modern society. Students will experience how nuclear physics is taught through lectures and experimental sessions. Cutting edge research will be discussed and supported by visits to local world-leading facilities.
What will I be doing?
• Experience University lectures from experts in their field • Hands-on practical demonstrations • Visit world-class laboratories • Sample university life • Discover the careers in nuclear physics
Would this course suit me?
If you are interested in the sub-atomic world then this is the course for you and it is taking place in the location of the birth of nuclear physics. Come and experience how Rutherford’s successors are probing and using the atomic nucleus to increase our understanding of the world around us.
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:00 to Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 12:00