Promoting the role of Physics in research, education, industry and the community
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.
Our Next zOOm into Physics
Date: 25th May 2022
Time: 8:00pm to 9:30pm AEST
Where: Zoom >>>LINK<<<
Topic: What is ENTROPY?
Entropy - what is it? Is it real (whatever that means)? Is it measurable or just calculable? And why would we care? And what has it got to do with the heat death of the universe? If you've struggled with the concept of entropy - this is the zOOm for you!! We'll try to cover everything you wanted to know about entropy, but were too afraid to ask. We want you to ask!!
NOTE: We were zoom-bombed last time, so we're making access to the Zoom more secure - using a waiting room and registered Zoom users only.
zOOm into the Past
|11||25/5/2022||What is ENTROPY?||zOOm to come|
|10||27/4/2022||What is Ball Lightning?|
|9||23/3/2022||Is Veritasium right that electrical energy doesn't flow in wires?||YouTube video|
|8||24/11/2021||The Physics of Christmas|
|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!)