A Taste of Physics – Cold Universe

Event date: 30 June 2009

University of London Taster Day Programme at the  Department of Physics Royal Holloway University of London

A Taste of Physics – The second of two lectures to whet your appetite to study Physics:

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Cold Universe

speaker_AndrewCasey2Dr. Andrew Casey

In Britain a frequent topic of conversation is “How hot or how cold it is today?” depending on the season. However in general we encounter a very narrow range of temperatures in our everyday lives. This talk aims to place your experience of temperature into a wider context by first exploring the naturally occurring extremes of cold found on Earth, then going further out from the Sun into the solar system and beyond, before considering the cold extremes we can create in our laboratories.

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