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Physics Students Explore Properties Of Matter

Date Posted: 14/12/2018 | Posted In: A Level

A Level Physics students attended a guest lecture by Dr John Proctor from the University of Salford. Dr Proctor is a world leading expert in the field of High Pressure physics and gave a fascinating talk on the fundamental properties of matter under extreme pressure. He brought samples of high pressure cells he uses in his laboratory to achieve a million atmospheres of pressure. Additionally, he gave an overview of some unanswered question in theoretical and experimental physics such as “When is a solid behaving like a liquid?”. The students got a sense of what real physics research looks like. More interesting physics lectures to follow!