Nuclear Physics Masterclasses are one day events hosted by Nuclear Physics groups at Universities and Laboratories across the country. They are aimed at students taking nuclear physics modules at AS or A level, but are open to any student interested in studying nuclear physics. Some Universities also run days specifically for GCSE students.
The different masterclasses include a selection of the following activities, run by nuclear physicists: lectures, hands-on workshops, computer sessions, laboratory tours, radiation experiments and Lego!
Every masterclass is slightly different, but all provide excellent support for nuclear physics in the curriculum and deliver a fascinating insight into this exciting field of physics!
Dates for the 2017 calendar year will appear here as they are set.
Many of the Nuclear Physics Masterclasses are oversubscribed. Teachers who would like their students to participate should contact the appropriate person as soon as possible.
|Daresbury Laboratory||Thu 14 - Fri 15 July 2017||Public Engagement|
|University of Surrey||Tue 27 June 2017||Heather Campbell|
|University of York||Thu 22 June 2017||Katherine Leech|
Dates for nuclear physics teacher CPD workshops will appear here as they are set.
Nuclear Physics Outreach Events take place throughout the year across the UK. You can find out what your nearest nuclear physics group is doing or invite a speaker to your school using this list of contacts.
For further information you can also contact the STFC nuclear physics outreach officer.
The following links are for the material presented at the Teach the Teachers Workshop: Nuclear Physics at RAL on Monday 14th November 2016.
Nuclear Physics at CERN
Talk given by Dr David Jenkins of the University of York.
Hidden Shape Workshop
Nuclear Energy – The Facts Behind the Fuss
Last updated: 09 April 2019