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The Physics of Star Wars

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16:30 – 17:45 3 Dec 2013
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Room C4, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nottingham, University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

Speakers: Dr Matthew Brookes, Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham

Since 1977 generations of moviegoers have marvelled at the Star Wars universe. But how much real science is up there on the big screen? Could we ever travel to other planets, crossing the vast distances between star systems using shortcuts through hyperspace? What kinds of alien worlds might exist in our Universe, and could they bear life forms that resemble the creatures found in Star Wars? Could a Jedi Knight really fight with a light sabre? Could the Death Star really blow up a planet? In this lecture astrophysicist and life-long Star Wars fan Professor Martin Hendry explores the science of Star Wars. Come along and feel the force!

Starts 4:30, scheduled to finish at 5:45pm

The programme is specifically designed to appeal to students of Physics at A-level.

Tickets are not required. However, if you are planning to bring a large party (more than about 20 students) it would be advisable to contact the Secretary beforehand.

Download The Physics of Star Wars (PDF, 185 KB)

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Nottingham Centre
Contact details: Professor A Aragón-Salamanca
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD
Tel. (0115) 9516230
e-mail: Alfonso.Aragon@Nottingham.ac.uk

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~ppzaa/physics_centre/2013-2014_programme.html


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