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zOOm into Physics
We put the cat among the pigeons - or, to be more precise, put the philosopher amongst the physicists - to stimulate a fun and thoughtful discussion on a different physics topic each month... and you are invited - to listen or, even to participate: with your thoughts or questions for our amazing panel.
zOOm into Physics is a monthly lightly moderated Zoom conversation with our resident panel and special guests.
The session is 100% online and open to AIP members and the general public. Although there will sometimes be a little Physics, we aim to provide a thought-provoking, light-hearted and illuminating event suitable for the interested general public. (You DEFINITELY don't need to worry about it all going over your head!).
Participants are encouraged to join in the discussion - with their experience, their questions, or even to offer a contrary view! Participation can be via unmuting yourself and speaking or typing in the chat. The best way to get a sense of what it's about is to click on one of the recordings below.
Introducing the Panel
Our resident panel, also know as "The OK zOOmers" are accomplished speakers who love a good chat about science!
The Philosopher: Tibor Molnar More about Tibor
The Experimentalist: Kirrily Rule More about Kirrily
The Theoretician: Geraint Lewis More about Geraint
The Moderator: Scott Martin More about Scott
Dr Kirrily Rule
Prof Geraint Lewis
Our Next zOOm into Physics
Date: 24th November 2021
Time: 8:00pm to 9:30pm AEST
Where: Zoom meeting link or Zoom Meeting ID: 650 897 2112 Passcode: 101010
Topic: The Physics of Christmas
Here we are nearing the end of the year - and what better way to get into the holiday mood than by microwaving some mulled wine, huddling in front of your favourite device and joining a rip-roaring discussion of the intersection of Physics and Christmas* stuff? We'll cover the logistics of present deliveries, sleigh aerodynamics, power-to-weight characteristics of airborne reindeer - and more besides**
*other seasonal holidays are available - and within scope.
**the actual topics may bear scant resemblance to this.
zOOm into the Past
|8||24/11/2021 8pm AEDT||The Physics of Christmas||Click to join Zoom meeting|
|7||27/10/2021||Where Physics Ends and Metaphysics Begins||YouTube video
|6||29/9/2021||The Dark Side Strikes Back||YouTube video|
|5||25/8/2021||The Dark Side of the Universe||YouTube video|
|4||14/7/2021||The Future of Power Pt2||YouTube video|
|3||23/6/2021||The Future of Power Pt1||YouTube video|
|2||26/5/2021||All Things Lunar||YouTube video|
|1||28/04/2021||Physics in Sci-Fi||YouTube video|
zOOm into Physics is organised by Scott Martin - happy to consider recommendations for future topics (you could be a special guest!)