Physics taster session

Get a flavour of what life as a physics student is like. Join us for a mini-lecture exploring the strange world of quantum physics followed by a live Q&A session with current physics undergraduate students.

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Quantum physics and quantum technologies

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to study matter and energy at the most fundamental level? Discover what makes the quantum mechanical world so different from our classical experience. In this mini lecture with Professor Pieter Kok, you will explore some of the strange aspects of quantum mechanics and how they can be harnessed in creating new technologies, including quantum computing, communication, and precision sensing.

To finish the session, there will be a chance for you to find out more about being a physics student at the University of Sheffield, as you take part in a Q&A. You will have the chance to talk to some of our current undergraduate students, a member of our admissions team, and a careers expert, who will all be on hand to answer any queries you might have about studying physics at university.

It gives you a chance to increase your understanding of the specific topic as you can ask specific questions to the professors and students.

When: Wednesday 4th October 2023, 4pm - 5.30pm

Age group: Year 12 and Year 13

Location: Online

Suitable for: students studying A Level Physics and Mathematics, with an interest in studying Physics at University. 


Please note this is an approximate schedule and is subject to change

Time Activity
4.00pm  Login and get comfortable
4.05pm  Welcome and introductions to the University and Department
4.20pm  Mini-Lecture - Quantum Physics
5.00pm 'Being a physics student' – Q&A
5.30pm Close

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