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Past event The Manhattan Project

Thursday 14 April 2016, 19:30 • V-Bar

We hope you've all had a great Easter holiday but now it's time for an explosive social to start term with a bang.That's right, it's time for a new bar crawl...

Brief: 6 bars, 6 challenges. Your mission is to drink a bomb (jagerbomb, melonbomb, deathbomb, your choice) in each bar and survive until the end of the night.

The route is V Bar - The Courtyard - Wetherspoons - Parish - Society - Fibbers.

The starting time will be 1930 hours in V bar. Don't be late as teams will be organised on the night!

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Past event The Apple that Fell Through the Earth
Prof Rex Godby

Tuesday 19 April 2016, 19:00 • P/L/002

Quantum mechanics has replaced Newton's classical mechanics as the true picture of how matter moves and interacts. In quantum mechanics, objects do not have definite positions or definite speeds, but are “fuzzy” in the sense that different results can be obtained when a measurement is made. We have to discard our familiar notions of matter being composed of “particles”, and instead replace the particles with “wave functions” that are more akin to sound waves or light waves than to point particles. Among the strangest of wave phenomena in quantum mechanics is “tunnelling” of matter through a barrier, something that is absolutely impossible in classical mechanics. I shall explain how tunnelling arises from the concept of a wave, and how quantum tunnelling of matter is exploited in ultra-powerful microscopes, and offers the prospect of future ultra-high-density computer-chip technologies.

This talk is open to all and no prior knowledge of the subject is required, only an interest in the topic.

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Past event PhysSoc Awakens

Thursday 28 April 2016, 19:00

Come and get to know your new committee in an informal setting. For anyone who missed the elections, this is the perfect opportunity to meet the committee and see what we have planned for the upcoming year.

We'll have a room on campus for the evening where everyone is welcome to join us for food and drinks. The force is strong with this committee so if you want to spend even more time with us, we will be heading to town afterwards.

Room booking to be confirmed soon. We will find the lack of your attendence disturbing.

May the force be with you.

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Past event Revision and Chill

Thursday 5 May 2016, 19:00

Being that it's so close to exam time - and we know alcohol damages neurones (see, we do care) - we have a chilled out social for you!

We'll be booking a room which you can bring your work to and revise for exams with your peers - or cry, we don't judge. It's a great opportunity to get out of your room/the library, ask questions, work out problems and discuss subjects that people are stuck on.

Afterwards, we might even go for a cheeky drink in Courtyard... We didn't say alcohol WASN'T on the table after all ;-)

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Past event Physics Awards After Party 2017

Wednesday 3 May 2017, 19:30 • The Lounge

It's time for the physics awards once more!

And of course, with the awards comes the afterparty, an evening of jazz and lounge music, not forgetting the best part, free champagne!

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