Events

Seeing is believing: Using neutron scattering to understand behaviour in polymeric materials Professor Dame Julia Higgins, DBE FRS FREng, President of the Institute of Physics The way long molecules organise themselves and move around gives rise to their behaviour such as the bounce, stretchiness and stickiness of rubbery materials.  Understanding this relationship needs both models of…
Exotic nuclei: on the edge of existence Dr Marina Petri (University of York) In the laboratory, physicists can create atomic nuclei which we haven’t otherwise observed in nature, challenging our understanding of the fundamental fabric of the universe. In this talk I will discuss the role of exotic nuclei in our understanding of nature and I will…
This is a great opportunity for students studying both Maths and Physics at A-level to experience university life and see what it’s like to study in higher education. Students must have permission from their teachers to attend the event. This event is free of charge to attend and lunch is provided. Applications for this event…
This three-day residential course for sixth form students, provides an introduction to student life and mathematics at the University of Leeds. We offer you a sneak preview of university life plus an insight into how mathematics develops at degree level. Our University tutors will extend and enrich your existing study of mathematics at A-level (or…
Experience life as an undergraduate physics student at the University of Leeds on this two-night residential summer school where you’ll get a chance take part in lectures, perform hands-on lab experiments and live in University of Leeds halls of residence. There will be plenty of time to learn about our undergraduate programs and meet with…
The  event aims to give young scientists a comprehensive introduction to this multidisciplinary science subject, whilst offering the chance to experience life as an undergraduate student at the University of Leeds. The food industry is one of the largest employers in the world, and offers excellent career opportunities to food science graduates. Scientists are constantly…
The objective of the project is to present a research poster at a conference-style event at the end of the Work Experience Week.  Working with a partner, you will create a conference poster around one of the School’s five areas of research. You will be guided by a post-graduate student who will help you to create…
Come and enjoy the full University of Leeds experience, with two days to explore the campus, attend lectures, take part in a research project and live in University halls. As well as lectures, students will be involved in a project of their preference, getting to experience what researching is really like from start to finish,…

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This Pint of Science event, “Astronaut Tour” will feature a talk from NASA astronaut Tony Antonelli and Dr Catherine Walsh, an astrochemist at the University of Leeds. The event, taking place from 6.30pm on Tuesday 19 February, will include a talk from NASA astronaut Tony Antonelli and Dr Catherine Walsh, an astrochemist at the University…
An Introduction to Tesla Coils Derek Woodroffe A general talk on Tesla coils, from the original spark gap tesla coils that would be recognised by Nicola Tesla, to modern day computer controlled electronic tesla coils. Briefly discussing the various types of tesla coil, their history, use, construction and design challenges with demonstrations. Derek Woodroffe has…
Researchers in Chemistry will explain some of the analytical techniques they use and why, before giving you the chance to try a few for yourself. This will be an opportunity to speak to chemistry students informally as well as experience undergraduate level lab work; identifying painkillers using infra-red spectroscopy, melting point analysis and thin layer…
Researchers in Chemistry will explain some of the analytical techniques they use and why, before giving you the chance to try a few for yourself. This will be an opportunity to speak to chemistry students informally as well as experience undergraduate level lab work; identifying painkillers using infra-red spectroscopy, melting point analysis and thin layer…
Lectures, masterclasses, workshops and more. All teachers of physics, technicians and trainees welcome. This popular day for everyone teaching physics is a mix of practical workshops, inspiring talks and congenial networking. Sessions concentrate on ideas to use in your labs and classrooms. Booking is required and available online at https://www.talkphysics.org/events/iop-institute-of-physics-yorkshire-day-2/ Workshops planned for the day are…
Are you currently in year 11 or 12 with an interest in studying chemistry at the next level? Join us for a taster day where you will experience life as an undergraduate chemist by carrying out practical experiments in our teaching labs, exploring the campus and speaking to current staff and students in the School…
‘Seeing the invisible’ Prof Andy Beeby (Durham University) Suitable for Year 10 – Year 12 pupils. We take vision for granted, but beyond the limits of the visible spectrum there lies a wealth of spectral information waiting to be discovered.  Some creatures already know about this – for example cats, dogs and many insects can…
The subject of Medicine interests many students, however they won’t all become doctors. Teams of scientists, engineers and mathematicians work alongside medical doctors, helping them to understand the spread of disease, discover better treatments and cures, and develop technology to aid more accurate diagnosis and treatment. This event will provide more information about how STEM…
The Institute of Physics in partnership with the University of York have organised an exciting event called “Physics at Work”, which will take place on Tuesday 11th December 2018. The event is based on the event run by the University of Cambridge (of the same name). Students will hear from employers about the value of studying…
Medieval Science and Lessons for the Science-Religion Question Today Prof Tom McLeish FRS Few histories of science give adequate recognition to the ‘medieval enlightenment’ of the 12th and 13th centuries which saw the rediscovery and translation of much of Aristotle’s natural philosophy in Europe. Focussing on the works of one of the major thinkers of the…