Physics Matters: How ‘supermaterials’ affect you and your future
Techniquest Glyndŵr science discovery centre will be collaborating with academics from Wrexham Glyndŵr University to engage and inspire a broad section of the population with contemporary physics through a vibrant, live ‘supermaterial’ show and related hands-on interactive activities.
Matter and supermaterials have a wide range of cutting-edge applications. Easily accessible demonstrations and activities will engage people of all ages and improve their understanding of materials, looking at how research and development in these areas already affects our lives and how they will continue to do so in the future.
The ‘supermaterials’ show will be presented in Techniquest Glyndŵr’s science theatre for two weeks of the 2019 summer holidays and at five special events at community venues across North Wales and North-West England. The accompanying hands-on activities will increase public awareness of physics research and its applications in everyday life.
This project will reach those not currently engaging with contemporary physics and offer academics the opportunity to develop their science communication skills and assist in the development and delivery of the activities. Over 950 people will be inspired by this project, which is supported by an Institute of Physics Public Engagement Grant.
The Institute of Physics is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland. We inspire people to develop their knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of physics.