The latest in the Glasgow series of IOP Public Lectures takes place on Tuesday 21st October at 7.30pm in Room 222 of the Kelvin Building at the University of Glasgow.
Tuesday's lecture will be given by Laura Thomas and is entitled "Defying Gravity"
The space industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK and young people today have a better chance than ever before of working in this area. This lecture looks at how studying physics and maths could put you on the fast track to a career in space. How can we get into orbit? What does it feel like to be in free fall around the planet? Physics can give us the answers.
Laura Thomas has always been fascinated by space and is looking forward to getting there herself one day. She has worked in science communication for nearly 10 years since graduating with a degree in Astrophysics from the University of Edinburgh. In 2013 she was the IOP Schools and Colleges’ lecturer touring the UK talking to 14-16 year olds about the physics of spaceflight. Laura is an ESERO (European Space Education Resource Office) UK space ambassador and through this promotes the use of space as a context for learning. In addition to giving talks to different audiences, Laura regularly leads CPD sessions for primary and secondary teachers.
Lecture is free and open to all. For further details see www.tinyurl.com/glasgow-iop