How was the periodic table devised and what does it tell us about the structure of atoms? How is the table changing? We will cover aspects of both chemistry and physics, and we look at some fascinating characteristics of the diverse elements.
Try out this short introduction to some fundamental aspects of physics such as the nature of light, matter and energy, and the physical laws governing our universe. Learn about some of the revolutionary discoveries of the world around us.
You will learn about the failure of classical mechanics (everyday laws of physics) to explain particle behaviour and the emergence of the quantum revolution and current interpretations of these unusual phenomena.
Human beings have long looked at the stars, but only in the past century has it begun to seem feasible to reach for them. We will look at the advances made in technology for interstellar travel which have taken exploratory probes to the very edge of our solar system, and consider how humans might in the future travel much further and faster.
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