PHYSICS IN THE CITY (26 May 2018, Grand Central)

Join physicists at the University of Birmingham and the Institute of Physics for an exciting event to celebrate the wonders of the universe in the heart of Birmingham  this Saturday 26 May 2018.

Taking place at Grand Central in Birmingham New Street Station between 9:30am – 5:00pm, members of the public will be invited to explore the ground-breaking science and technology behind the latest research discoveries in Particle and Nuclear Physics; Quantum Matter and Nanoscale Science; and Astronomy and Experimental Gravity.

If you’ve got a burning question about black holes and want to know how to know more about what they are and how we detect them… come along and find out!

If you’ve heard of ‘Higgs Boson’, but still don’t know what it all really means or why it’s important for us all… come speak to our researchers who spend time researching at the very frontier of science at CERN!

Or maybe you want to know what an exoplanet is and how the we can hear the stars ‘sing’? We welcome you too!

No question is too silly and absolutely everyone is welcome!

With interactive demos and chances to chat face to face with physicists and physics students from all walks of life, come and be inspired by the wonders of the physical world and learn about what research careers in physics are all about! Come with your questions, ideas and curiosity for a great day out that is especially suitable for families. We’ll have loads of free fun activities including an out-of-this-world planetarium show that you won’t want to miss! We especially welcome young people with a passion for science and technology to chat with physics students and researchers about what motivated them into a career in physics and why the future needs more people interested and active in physics and science more generally.

You don’t need to book, just pop along to Grand Central near the main station announcement board – but get there early to secure a good spot in one of the planetarium shows that will be repeated throughout the day!

We hope to see you there!

Be sure to look out for Professor Cristina Lazzeroni, particle physicist and public engagement champion at University of Birmingham.