BUDDING physicists are invited to join a free webinar series organised by students at the University of Chester.

The Physics Student Seminar Series is being organised by students on the BSc Physics programme and is supported by the Institute of Physics (IOP), which is the professional body for physicists in the UK.

The students invite experts to give a 45-minute webinar in modern areas of Physics that are not covered in the University curriculum, to expand their knowledge and understanding further in a wide range of topics.

At the end of each webinar there is a question and answer session divided into two parts - scientific questions related to the webinar and career prospects in the scientific field of the invited expert. The sessions are aimed at those who have a grounding in Physics already – from first year undergraduate level and above.

On Tuesday, April 20, Professor Dimitra Darambara will deliver the next webinar which is related to novel applications in medical physics and cancer research. Places are free and can be booked here.

Third-year Physics students Alexandra Hammond and Georgia Tierney, have been organising and hosting the events.

Alexandra explained that helping to organise sessions has broadened her career goals as well as taught her valuable new skills.

She said: “I've enjoyed organising the series because it's given me the opportunity to reach out and communicate with experts in various fields of physics. I've also learned a lot about the type of research that's being undertaken by these experts - and being able to talk with them about it and gain a more in depth understanding of their objectives has been really interesting."

Georgia mentioned that the event was a very positive experience for her. She said: “Hosting the last webinar allowed me to gain an insight into fields of physics that I am not so familiar with, such as nuclear physics and the work being conducted at CERN with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)."