During the summer, Jen Struthers (MPhys Physics, year 5) and Azal Shahbaz (MChem Chemistry, year 4) undertook internships with the School of Physics and Astronomy’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team. What did their roles entail? And what skills did they gain?
By Jason Segall
With Halloween fast approaching, I’ve been taking a look at some of the spookiest physics out there for my MSc science communication and public engagement placement. From the story of an inventor on a quest to discover the source of his laboratory’s “haunting”, to chilling solutions to the Fermi Paradox and even questions about the nature of the universe itself (hint: it may not be real), these stories show the creepy side of the physics found in textbooks around the world.
It’s been a fascinating experience finding connections between science and the supernatural, so I hope you enjoy the results!
Photograph L-R: Peter Hobson, Karen Hughes, Helen Kibble Wilson, Jayne Paterson, Duncan Millar, Steve McElvanney, Jim Forsyth, Lesley Henderson
Forty years had passed since they graduated when alumna Lesley Henderson arranged for a reunion and visit to JCMB with some of her former class mates. What do they remember from their student days? And what career journey did they take on leaving?
The group share their memories from the late 1970s and early 1981s. In the days when notice boards were the place to get information, and annual parties were held in the Magnet Café…