Nuclear physics


Nuclear physics events

Nuclear Physics Masterclass programme

Nuclear Physics Masterclasses are one-day events hosted by nuclear physics groups at universities and laboratories across the country.

They are aimed at students taking nuclear physics modules at AS or A level, but are open to any student interested in studying nuclear physics. Some universities also run days specifically for GCSE students.

The different masterclasses include a selection of the following activities run by nuclear physicists:

  • lectures
  • hands-on workshops
  • computer sessions
  • laboratory tours
  • radiation experiments
  • Lego activities.

Every masterclass is slightly different, but all provide excellent support for nuclear physics in the curriculum and deliver a fascinating insight into this exciting field of physics.

There are currently no events scheduled for 2022.

Find more upcoming Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) events.

Nuclear physics continuing professional development (CPD) workshops

There are currently no events scheduled.

Outreach talks

UK nuclear physicists give outreach talks which are aimed at a wide variety of audiences including students, teachers, astronomical societies and other societies, and the public.

The talks focus on a range of subjects including:

  • nuclear energy
  • nuclear and particle physics
  • medical imaging
  • superheavy elements.

Nuclear physics outreach events take place throughout the year across the UK.

Find out what your nearest nuclear physics group is doing or invite a speaker to your school.

You can read about previous outreach talks on the UK Government Web Archive.

Last updated: 31 March 2022

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