Promoting the role of Physics in research, education, industry and the community
zOOm into Physics
We put the cat among the pigeons - or, to be more precise, put the philosopher amongst the physicists - to stimulate a fun and thoughtful discussion on a different physics topic each month... and you are invited - to listen or, even to participate: with your thoughts or questions for our amazing panel.
zOOm into Physics is a monthly lightly moderated Zoom conversation with our resident panel and special guests.
The session is 100% online and open to AIP members and the general public. Although there will sometimes be a little Physics, we aim to provide a thought-provoking, light-hearted and illuminating event suitable for the interested general public. (You DEFINITELY don't need to worry about it all going over your head!).
Participants are encouraged to join in the discussion - with their experience, their questions, or even to offer a contrary view! Participation can be via unmuting yourself and speaking or typing in the chat. The best way to get a sense of what it's about is to click on one of the recordings below.
Our Next zOOm into Physics
Date: 27th July 2022
Time: 8:00pm to 9:30pm AEST
Where: Zoom >>>LINK<<< Meeting ID: 843 7197 3898 Password: 651830
Topic: zOOm into Truth
OK, this one is going to be contentious!! Physics meets philosophy - and I don't think they're going to get on! We'll ponder whether observations can define an objective truth - and we're going to immediately encounter problems trying to define those words. But it will probably be OK, because nothing is real anyway, right? Hmmmm.....what do we mean by real?? Could this be the zOOm that divides the panel?
Professor Dean Rickles (Professor of History and Philosophy of Modern Physics at the University of Sydney) will join as a special guest panellist.
zOOm into the Past
|13||27/7/2022||zOOm into Truth||zOOm LINK|
|12||22/6/2022||What is ENTROPY (part 2)?||YouTube Video|
|11||25/5/2022||What is ENTROPY?||YouTube Video|
|10||27/4/2022||What is Ball Lightning?|
|9||23/3/2022||Is Veritasium right that electrical energy doesn't flow in wires?||YouTube video|
|8||24/11/2021||The Physics of Christmas|
|7||27/10/2021||Where Physics Ends and Metaphysics Begins||YouTube video
|6||29/9/2021||The Dark Side Strikes Back||YouTube video|
|5||25/8/2021||The Dark Side of the Universe||YouTube video|
|4||14/7/2021||The Future of Power Pt2||YouTube video|
|3||23/6/2021||The Future of Power Pt1||YouTube video|
|2||26/5/2021||All Things Lunar||YouTube video|
|1||28/04/2021||Physics in Sci-Fi||YouTube video|
zOOm into Physics is organised by Scott Martin - happy to consider recommendations for future topics (you could be a special guest!)