This module is concerned with the most interesting and recent findings of physics: the theory of special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular physics, nuclear physics and its applications. We will close with selected topics from particle physics and cosmology. The module aims to acquaint students with the concepts of modern physics that are necessary for appreciating current debates in the field. As these topics are beyond the scope of Oxbridge interview questions and admission tests, the module is not a direct preparation for such an application and cannot replace the necessary knowledge in mechanics and electromagnetism. In addition to familiarising students with recent advances in modern physics, the module will also help to improve their problem-solving skills.
Module Leader:Tamás Álmos Vámi
Level:Focus, Immersion 1