Hello, hello and welcome back! Or maybe just welcome if you’re new here.
1) New Email List and Membership
If you want to keep receiving these wonderful emails after next week then you’ll need to sign up to our New Email List.
Also don’t forget that because it’s a new year you’re going to need to buy your membership again.
As ever we’ve got lots of socials lined up for this this term. We’re still getting some of the kinks ironed out as we’ve just got back so we’ll give you more info next week but here’s our first one.
3) Fusion Energy – Promises, Progress and Prospects
Tuesday 4th October, P/L/002, 19:00 – 20:00
Fusion power offers the prospect of a secure energy supply which is inherently safe, free from greenhouse emissions and potentially capable of supplying baseload electricity production needs for future generations. The technical, engineering and scientific challenges in harnessing fusion energy through magnetically confined plasmas are immense, and this presentation will outline progress towards making fusion power a reality, providing a historical perspective on progress in fusion plasma performance. The talk will provide a forward look at future plans, focussing on the ITER device, the largest fusion energy device ever, currently under construction in the south of France. As well as highlighting the scientific and engineering challenges that must be overcome, the talk will also discuss the economics of developing fusion in the context of other alternative energy sources for the future.
4) The Physsoc Blog
The Physsoc Blog contains loads of useful information on what’s happening and how to get settled into the department.
5) Outreach Training
Outreach is as ever a fantastic way of gaining experience and making your CV look even better. It doesn’t matter if you’re a first year or a fourth year there’s opportunities for everyone no matter you experience. We’ll have more information about training session occuring in the near future but until then if you’re interested in getting involved just email [email protected]
6) York GeekFest
York GeekFest is an event coming up at the end of Week 3 (15th and 16th of October) it’s and event filled with lots of stuff to do. Physsoc is going to be there on the Saturday with a stall and also our talk “Bad Science”.
You can check out the rest of the event on their website.
7) Joke of the Week
Two fermions walk into a bar. One orders a drink. The other says ‘I’ll have what he’s having.’