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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: 29th September 2021
Time: 8:00pm to 9:30pm AEST
Where: Zoom meeting link or Zoom Meeting ID: 650 897 2112 Passcode: 101010
Topic: The Dark Side Strikes Back
The August session on Dark Matter/Energy (see video link below) was a vibrant conversation and at the conclusion it was felt that there was still a lot to discuss. The great news is that our special guests Ray Volkas and Tamara Davis have agreed to return to continue the topic!!!
Our universe is dominated by the dark-side, the dark matter and dark energy which have shaped the evolution of the cosmos. But just what is happening in the dark? And how can we be confident what is happening in the dark and that we are not just jumping at shadows?
This month we will tackle one of the biggest mysteries facing physics, the nature of the dark-side! Around the globe hordes of astronomers and particle physicists are devising new observations, experiments and theories to try and shine a light on dark matter and dark energy. But just what do we expect them to find?
zOOm into the Past
|6||29/9/2021 8pm AEST||The Dark Side Strikes Back||Click to join Zoom meeting|
|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!)