Physics: Frontiers in Physics

A wide-ranging course to expand students' knowledge of physics, from experimental to computational and theoretical
Course objectives:
  • To expand student's experience and knowledge of physics from experimental to computational and theoretical
  • To give an introduction to the skills required to do physics on this scale
  • To provide an insight into what it means to be a research physicist
Course dates
16 - 20 December 2019
Course format
  • A series of seminars, interactive lectures and practical workshops will be used to stimulate thought and discussion. 

  • Students will have the opportunity to work in groups to research and present their own ideas in formal and informal situations.

  • There will also be a guest speaker and a visit


Sean Elvidge completed his PhD, which involved investigating new techniques in ionospheric modelling, at the University of Birmingham. He is currently a lecturer in Space Environment in the Space Environment and Radio Engineering (SERENE) group at Birmingham University.

Stuart Pirrie is studying for a PhD as a member of the Nuclear Physics Research Group at the University of Birmingham. His research area is in experimental low-energy physics.

With thanks to our supporters, the costs of our courses are subsidized. The price of £325 includes accommodation, tutoring, trips and all meals. 

Students at fee paying schools will need to pay the full cost of £739.
Student feedback
"The course gave me a great insight to what goes on in the field. It gave me a great deal of inspiration at a time when I really needed it and made me so eager to go into a career in physics." 

"Personally it was really helpful because I got a chance to meet lots of other people who liked similar things to me, and who also shared the same passion for physics that I have. Academically it also aided my confidence as I was exposed to all the different areas of study within physics and the different possibilities and paths that can be available." 
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