Saturday 4th, July 2015
Department of Physics, University of Warwick
Thanks to all those who joined us to mark 50 years of Warwick Physics!
We held a day of celebrations on Saturday 4th July to mark the 50th anniversary of Warwick's Physics Department and to look forward to the next fifty years. The day was for alumni, staff, students and their families. Visitors had the opportunity to tour the department and facilities, to see demonstrations and outreach activities and to catch up with fellow alumni.
Activities on the day
- Imagining the future
- Remembering the past
- Friends from yesterday met throughout the day.
- Find yourself on our photo gallery of days gone by, all the way to 1965!
- Celebrating the present
- We had tours of the department and the ever increasing Warwick campus.
- We made a fingerprint tree of all visitors on the day, to be displayed in the department.
- Current students led outreach activities (including flying rockets with Rocket Society!)
Thanks to all those who helped make this a day that our alumni, students and staff, and their families will still speak of in 50 years to come!
|09:00-10:00||concourse||Registration + tea/coffee/biscuits + physics demonstrations|
|10:00-10:15||L3||Welcome back to Physics||Prof. Robin Ball, Head of Department|
|10:15-11:00||L3||-Early days of Physics at Warwick, 1965 to the 1980s
-Consolidating the Physics Department, 1989-2001
-To New Strengths in Physics, 2001 - 2010
|Prof. John Forty
Prof. Stuart Palmer
Prof. Malcolm Cooper
|11:00-11:15||L3||Physics Now!||Student Physics Society|
|11:15-11:45||concourse||tea/coffee/biscuits + physics demonstrations|
|New Challenges in Physics|
|11:45-12:15||L3||Already 3 years? The Higgs is a toddler!||Dr. Sinead Farrington and Prof. Bill Murray,
Warwick High Energy Physics
|12:15-12:45||L3||Listening for disasters: how using ultrasound can help us to prevent them||Dr. Rachel Edwards|
|12:45-14:00||concourse||buffet lunch + physics demonstrations|
|14:00-14:30||L3||Where no one has gone before: exploring the most distant objects in the Universe||Prof. Andrew Levan, Warwick Astronomy|
|Parallel activity 1|
|14:30-16:00||concourse||tours of the department/facilities/campus||students and staff to guide|
|Parallel activity 2|
|Select your decade:
|alumni, students and staff|
|Parallel activity 3|
demonstrations by members of the departmental outreach team, the physics society and the rocket society:
|inquire at stands|
|16:00-16:30||concourse||tea/coffee/biscuits + physics demonstrations|
|Imagining the future|
|16:30-17:00||outside||Burial of the time capsule|
|17:00 -||behind library||Grand Barbeque||Prof. George Rowlands|