Who are the Modern Physics quiz whizzes?

Staff with student quiz winners

Photo: presentation of prizes to winning team ‘Drawing a Planck’


For the second year running, the Modern Physics course held a mid-semester pub quiz. Kind of like a normal pub quiz, but for physics geeks. With rounds on physics, astrophysics, science film quotes, Nobel prizes, a picture quiz, and general knowledge (admittedly, mainly general knowledge related to physics…).

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Diversity in physics is a multifaceted challenge

Sarah-Jane Lonsdale

Photo: PhD student Sarah-Jane Lonsdale


Many staff and students are keen on sharing their interest in science with the public.  Sarah-Jane Lonsdale has combined this interest while promoting the diversity of those studying and working in science.

“It was my gap year experience at the Royal Institution as a ‘Year in Industry’ student which was the main influence for my science communication and public engagement work.” Continue reading “Diversity in physics is a multifaceted challenge”

A new chapter

Edinburgh skyline

by Luke Mitchell


University can be daunting. If you’re reading this you’ve been there. You know the anxious feeling you get before leaving almost everyone and everything you know. Nobody wants to leave their dog behind – wagging it’s tail – oblivious to the fact you might not come home again for months at a time.

I left home to fly up to Edinburgh on a rainy Monday afternoon. All I was sure of, is that I had a place at University and an Airbnb for a week. Was I scared? Sure. Was I worried? Absolutely.

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