A time of celebration and recognition, Pride Month is honoured every June across the globe. One of the most iconic symbols of the LGBTQ+ community and one of nature’s most beautiful phenomena is the rainbow. This captivating display of colour is a fascinating snapshot of the physical properties of light. Continue reading “A Spectrum of Colour: The Physics Behind the Rainbow”
“This was my first Pride. I’m surprised at how wholesome it felt. I had a really great time.” School of Physics and Astronomy student.
Thousands of people, including students and staff from the School of Physics and Astronomy, attended the Pride Edinburgh march on Saturday.
This march provides a platform for politicians, community activists, and most importantly individuals to march through the streets of Edinburgh to celebrate diversity and personal identity. Continue reading “Celebrating diversity in the city”
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”