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Sixth Form physicists get an insight into the physics of juggling

15 Oct 2014

On Tuesday evening more than 30 sixth formers attended a lecture at the Cavendish Laboratory given by Dr Colin Wright on the ‘physics of juggling’.

While being thoroughly entertained by Dr Wright’s juggling skills and charismatic presentation style, the students learnt about the key mathematical and physical ideas behind juggling and how patterns in numbers can be used to predict new juggling tricks. The lecture was followed by a curry at a local restaurant, where students and staff discussed physics and other important matters in a more relaxed atmosphere.

The lecture was one of a series of lectures aimed at sixth form students held at the Cavendish throughout the academic year and students will be heading for pizza in November after a lecture on relativity.


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