Physics taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying Physics at university.

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Quantum Physics and Quantum Technologies

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 an live Q&A session with current physics undergraduates.  

When: Wednesday 10 November, 4:00 - 5:35pm

Age group: Year 12, Year 13, A Level, BTEC

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Join us for this interactive session and get a flavour of what life as a physics student is like.

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.


Time Activity
4:00pm Log in & get comfortable
4:15pm Welcome and introductions to the University

Mini-lecture - Quantum Physics

5:00pm 'Being a physics student' – Q&A
5:30pm Closing remarks

We look forward to meeting you!

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