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to ScienceGrrl Director, Dr Heather Williams… MBE!

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Perceptions of physics

Perceptions of physics

What do people think of when they hear the word “physics”? . When I tell people that I’m studying physics (I’m doing a PhD in non-linear optics and semiconductor physics at the University of Sheffield), responses vary from “I don’t like physics, it’s too hard” to nervous laughter and backing away. I think the perception(…)

Attacks on the Royal Society miss the point

Attacks on the Royal Society miss the point

This is a guest post by Athene Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics and Cambridge University’s Gender Equality champion. New Royal Society fellows – fewer women than in the US Another year, another occasion to thump the Royal Society for the make-up of its new fellows. This time it was Nature that screamed ‘Royal Society still(…)

Exploring the world through science and travel

Exploring the world through science and travel

I’m Sarah Cruddas. Sometimes you can love science, but not be cut out to be a scientist. That’s exactly my issue. I have a degree in Physics with Astrophysics, a post-graduate qualification in Broadcast Journalism and now work as a reporter and presenter on TV, radio and print.

We can be superheroes

We can be superheroes

“Did you know that scientists could be superheroes?” This was the challenge set to primary aged children who came to the Discovery Day at the Aberdeen Satrosphere. Discovery Day is a family event held as part of National Science and Engineering