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The Wonders of Relativity (sixth-form event for schools)

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14:30 – 14:30 9 Dec 2015
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University of Liverpool, Building TBC, L69 7ZX

Speakers: Dr Barry King, University of Liverpool

This talk will explore some of the bizarre and amazing consequences of Einstein’s theories of relativity. Starting with why the classical Newtonian view of the universe needed modification, with special relativity we will explore the phenomena of time dilation and spatial contraction. The equivalence of mass and energy will be outlined, with several examples from nuclear and particle physics being described. Finally, we discuss general relativity and its application to gravitational fields and cosmology, and so to black holes and the expansion of the universe.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Institute of Physics Merseyside Branch
Contact details: Advance  booking  required.  If  you  wish  to  bring  a  sixth  form  group  please  send  an  email  to schoolbookings@talktalk.net  with the following information:

a) Name & contact details for school/college
b) Name of party leader and contact telephone number
c) Number of sixth form and teacher places required

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