Journal Club Summer Plans
 Sean Carroll's Mindscape. This podcast, by Caltech theoretical physicist Sean Carroll, interviews guests from a wide range of backgrounds.
 Physics World do a weekly podcast, exploring the latest in physics news.
 Talk Nerdy is a podcast hosted by Cara Santa Maria that has weekly episodes on all aspects of science.
 In the Titanium Physicists podcast, they challenge their guests to make complex physics as understandable as possible.
 Crowd Science starts with a simple question each episode and explores all aspects of it with different guests.
 What The If explores the intersection of sciencefact and sciencefiction by exploring topics with scientists and scifi writers.
 Brain's On is a podcast aimed at younger students.
 Cosmic shambles have podcasts on science and books (a lot of which are about science) that include comedians like Robin Ince and Josie Long (suggested by Duncan Brealey).
 Radio 4 have a huge variety of sciencebased podcasts including The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry, The Life Scientific and The Infinite Monkey Cage (suggested by Maxine Haddleton).
 Shining a DIamond Light is a podcast produced by the Diamond synchrotron that looks at the different roles within their facility (suggested by Chris Bloomer).
"Physics Special Topics is a journal of short, often fun and quirky, quantitative science articles that are written, refereed and edited by undergraduate students as part of their MPhys degree." You can access their entire back catalogue of short papers here.
Quanta magazine is a great website for easytoread physics news that remains at the cutting edge.
There are some great books you might be interested in:
 What If by Randall Munroe. The creator of XKCD has written a book where he answers ridiculous questions in a very scientific manner. Questions include "What would happen if you pitched a baseball at 90% of the speed of light?" which you can read for free here.

Professor Povey's Perplexing Problems: PreUniversity Physics and Maths Puzzles with Solutions by Thomas Povey. The author, Thomas Povey, is Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, where he researches jetengine and rocket technology. His science puzzles have appeared in the Guardian and been featured on BBC Radio 4. You can read a lengthy sample of the book here.

A Big Bang in a Little Room: The Quest to Create New Universes by Zeeya Merali. Zeeya Merali is a journalist and author who has written for Scientific American, Nature, New Scientist, and Discover, as well as published two textbooks in collaboration with National Geographic. In this book, Zeera gives a history of cosmology and the scientists behind the discoveries.
 Goedel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter is available for free online. By exploring common themes in the lives and works of logician Kurt Gödel, artist M. C. Escher, and composer Johann Sebastian Bach, the book expounds concepts fundamental to mathematics, symmetry, and intelligence (suggested by SJ Spencer).
 The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time: A Proposal in Natural Philosophy by Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Lee Smolin. This books attempts to prove that time is real (suggested by SJ Spencer).
 The End of Time: The Next Revolution in Physics by Julian Barbour. This books attempts to prove that time is NOT real (suggested by SJ Spencer).

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli. Carlo Rovelli is an Italian theoretical physicist looking at quantum gravity. In this book he explores the basic ideas of general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world.
 Six Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman. The legendary Feynman explains the basics of atoms, basic physics, energy, gravitation, quantum mechanics, and the relationship of physics to other topics.QED: The strange theory of light and matter by Richard Feynman. Richard Feynman has a unique way of explaining concepts and this explanation of quantum electrodynamics is renowned for it's brilliance (suggedted by Prof. Mark Dowsett). The Feynman lectures are all available online too (suggested by Ben Tatman). It should be noted that whilst Feynman is portrayed as a colourful character in physics, his conduct has also been called into question  particularly in relation to women.
 The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred by Chanda PrescodWeinstein. Dr. Chanda PrescodWeinstein is a theoretical physicist and one of fewer than one hundred Black American women to earn a PhD from a department of physics. In this book she discusses aspects of cosmology alongside laying out a bold new approach to science and society to address issues of racism and sexism.

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. The amazing story of NASA's AfricanAmerican female mathematicians that worked tirelessly on the calculations behind the Apollo motions during the civil rights movement.

Lise Meitner: A Life In Physics by Ruth Lewin Sime. If you enjoyed out look at Lise Meitner's life in Journal Club, you can read more about her life in this biography.

Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life by Helen Czerski. Helen Czerski is a lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering Department at University College London. As a physicist she studies the bubbles underneath breaking waves in the open ocean to understand their effects on weather and climate.

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe by Lisa Randall. Lisa Randall is one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University. She has received numerous awards and honours and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics. In this book she looks at the links between different aspects of science and posits that the world is more interconnected than it seems.
 Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness by Roger Penrose.It's as good an introduction as any to computability theory and how we can translate questions of quantum ontology into questions solvable by Turing machines (or can we...) (suggested by SJ Spencer).

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene. Brian Greene is an American theoretical physicist and one of the bestknown string theorists. He has been a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University since 1996. He has become known to a wider audience through his books for the general public and a related PBS television special. In this book he explores the string theory interpretation of the universe and how this theory aims to provide a complete explanation of everything.
 Mapping the Heavens The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos by Priyamvada Natarajan. Priyamvada Natarajan is professor of astronomy and physics at Yale University and holds the Sophie and Tycho Brahe Professorship at the Dark Center, Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, and an honorary professorship at the University of Delhi, India. This book is another look at the history of our understanding of the universe and also looks to the possible future discoveries.

Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine by Hannah Fry. Hannah Fry is an Associate Professor in the mathematics of cities from University College London. In her day job she uses mathematical models to study patterns in human behaviour, and has worked with governments, police forces, health analysts and supermarkets. Her TED talks have amassed millions of views and she has fronted television documentaries for the BBC and PBS; she also hosts the longrunning science podcast, ‘The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry’ with the BBC.
 Measurement by Paul Lockhart. Measurement It is a love letter to maths and is wonderful whether you are 10 years old or a Physics professor (suggested by Professor Gavin Morley).
 There are lots of books in the Very Short Introductions series that are about physics. These are pocketsized books of about 100 pages written by leading experts on a very wide range of academic subjects (suggested by Professor Peter Wheatley).
 The Art of the Infinite: The Pleasures of Mathematics by Robert M. Kaplan, Ellen Kaplan. This book discusses the beauty of mathematics, looking at it's development over the history of humankind (suggested by Dr Jon Duffy).
 Softbites is a website that gives short summaries of research from the field of soft matter.
 You could also do a little research on how we got where we are today, which depends mostly on late 19th and early 20th Century discoveries but with an admixture of knowledge going back 8000 years. For example, find and read J J Thompson's paper on the discovery of the electron, Rutherford on the discovery of the atomic nucleus and so on. Even Euclid's formulation of geometrical optics including the law of reflection. All can be found free online. Suggested by Prof. MArk Dowsett.
 Flatland by Edwin Abbott.This work of fiction explores what life would be like if the universe was two dimensional (suggested by SJ Spencer).
 Mr Tompkins in Paperback by George Gamow, Roger Penrose. This fictional work explores a huge range of physics ideas (suggedted by Dr Jon Duffy).
 Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics by Robert Gilmore. This is a work of fiction that explores what the consequences would be if the laws of quantum mechanics manifest obviosuly on the macroscopic scale (suggedted by Dr Jon Duffy) .
 Greg Egan is a fiction author whose works all have a strong physics theme  whether it's the orthogonal series which is set in a universe where spacetime has positivedefinite Riemannian metric, rather than a pseudoRiemannian metric and it's all about the consequences of this, ie travelling 'orthogonal' to time and how light is always dispersive or whether it's quarantine looking at quantum ontology and is set in a world where some humans have evolved the ability to collapse wavefunctions consciously (suggested by SJ Spencer).

Apollo 11. This documentary by Todd Douglas Miller, released on the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11, presents the events surrounding the mission using solely archival footage and still photographs associated with the mission. It includes never before seen footage and is a remarkable watch.

Virtual tours of CERN. Take a look around the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and its four detectors  they're all on Google Street View!
 Cosmic shambles has regular live streams of discussions and talks that involve science (suggested by Duncan Brealey).
 Mind Your Decisions by Presh Talwalkar is a YouTube channel that explores interesting maths problems with sources from all over the world (suggested by Jack Bradshaw).
 Let There Be Light is a documentary about the quest to create a netpositive fusion reactor on earth (one that outputs more energy than is input) (suggested by Jack Bradshaw).
 3 Blue 1 Brown is a YouTube channel that has some great explanations of the concepts in maths that would be useful to physics such as linear algebra, calculus and differential equations (suggested by Dr Tim Martin).
 Numberphile is another YouTube channel that looks at some interested concepts in maths (suggested by Tom Jones).
 Sixty Symbols is a YouTube channel that looks at a wide range of physics concepts (suggested by Tom Jones).
 Khan academy have some great sections on physics, basic maths, algebra and differential equations which would all be useful to be refreshed on (suggested by Professor Sandra Chapman).
 You can also tour and explore ITER, which aims to be the first device to output more energy than is input through nuclear fusion (suggested by Amani Zalzali).
 There are some good physicsbased Instagram accounts such as physicsfun, daily_physics_, astroscience.ig, and physics_formula (suggested by Charlie Slade)
 Von Karman Public Lectures by NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (suggested by Ben Tatman).
 The Diamond Light source has a vast array of resources from videos of the synchrotron to simulations that allow you to run your own synchroton (suggested by Chris Bloomer).
 If you're going to university to study physics (or something highly mathematical next year) you might be interested in the following:
 We have produced this vectors booklet to remind yourself about vectors and do a lot of practice. It's one of the key areas to thoroughly understand at the start of a physics degree. The booklet has links to videos and applets that will guide you to understand some of the basic aspects of vectors and give you ample opportunity to practice (which is the most important part).
 You could also look at the Cambridge STEP papers as a more advanced test of your current knowledge.
 3 Blue 1 Brown is a YouTube channel that has some great explanations of the concepts in maths that would be useful to physics such as linear algebra, calculus and differential equations (suggested by Dr Tim Martin).
 Khan academy have some great sections on physics, basic maths, algebra and differential equations which would all be useful to be refreshed on (suggested by Professor Sandra Chapman).
 Isaac Physics has a wealth of content for all ages (suggested by Ben Tatman).
 Math Centre has a huge number of resources to practice any of the topics in mathematics, with lots of examples to help you out (suggested by Prof. Adrian Wilson).
 If you're going to start Alevel physics you might want to look at

We produced these resources for the GCSE Space topic. As you might not have studied it before the pandemic struck, it could be a good time to learn more about space by attempting the questions in the booklet and checking your answers in the presentation (along with video links and images).
 Isaac Physics has a wealth of content for all ages (suggested by Ben Tatman).
 Math Centre has a huge number of resources to practice any of the topics in mathematics, with lots of examples to help you out (suggested by Prof. Adrian Wilson).
