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21 October 2019
All Day
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For Physics teachers to have the opportunity to develop their understanding of physics concepts through discussion with Physics researchers. Their new knowledge and understanding is then shared with their students while teaching the curriculum in more innovative and exciting ways.

Star Trek Physics will be presented by Dr Ian Bailey (accelerator physicists, Lancaster and The Cockroft Institute) and Dr Chris Arridge (planetary physicist, Lancaster and Vice Chair of the European Space Agency’s Voyager 2050)

They will discuss the latest satellite design in energy production and propulsion and Einstein’s General relativity equations give us WARP Drive?


Using the concepts from Circular Motion, Momentum and Fields in the A2 course to solve these problems:Calculate the electric field used in ion thrusters and is this feasible for interplanetary space travel?
How about a FUSION DRIVE: calculate the temperature needed and the magnetic field to contain the plasma.
The physics of a Sling Shot trajectory to save fuel.

Event Flyer:

CPD Star Trek Physics 21st October


  • Lancaster University Physics Department
  • Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YB
  • England


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