Following the success of the Ogden Trust’s recent Bloodhound land speed record lecture, on Wednesday afternoon the Burrell Theatre will once again be at full capacity as students from schools across Cornwall attend the latest Ogden physics event.
Dr Veronique Boisvert, 4.00pm on Wednesday 24 June in the Burrell Theatre.
This lecture provides a background to the latest developments in Particle Physics, alongside career opportunities for students wishing to study Physics post-16 and beyond. All students from all years will find the presentation stimulating, but those from the 3rd Year upwards considering studying Physics or Engineering at university will find it most valuable.
Our guest lecturer, Dr Veronique Boisvert, obtained her BSc in Physics at the Université de Montreal in 1995, the year that the top quark was discovered. She took her PhD at Cornell University, USA, and was awarded a CERN fellowship in 2002, closely followed by the award of a fellowship at the University of Rochester. In 2007 she came to the UK, joining Royal Holloway College, University of London. Her current research remains Particle Physics, and she works on the ATLAS detector, at CERN Geneva, where she specialises in the top quark. She combines her busy research schedule with her roles as Admissions Tutor at Royal Holloway College, University of London, and as Chair of the Women in Physics Group. Dr Boisvert’s lecture covers Particle Physics and career opportunities in Physics.
The lecture and question and answer session will finish by 5.15pm.