Science guest lecture: Radmila Topalovic on Women who have revolutionised the world of physics

Course Dates: 13/11/20
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Online
Radmila Topalovic

In this talk we will explore the extraordinary careers of ten female scientists and their groundbreaking discoveries in a range of scientific fields. We will look at the various challenges they had to face and their determination to succeed in a competitive and demanding environment. These women should inspire us all.

Radmila Topalovic holds a degree in Physics with Astrophysics and a PhD in Astrochemistry. She has taught physics, maths and astronomy for almost ten years, and is particularly passionate about quantum physics and astrobiology.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.


What is the course about?

We will learn about the extraordinary achievements of some of the top scientists in the field of physics, who happened to be female.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

We will explore world-changing discoveries in research areas such as the solar system, stellar evolution, cosmology, nuclear physics.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

We will learn about scientific methods and techniques used to uncover the processes of radioactivity, nuclear fission, dark matter, the death of stars and the Kuiper Belt objects in our outer solar system. We will also learn about the successes and challenges that our female scientists experienced during their extensive careers and how they overcame these hurdles to make hugely significant contributions to their field.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

A lecture suitable for anyone with an interest in the history of science and women's achievements.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

An illustrated lecture followed by questions and discussion.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

HS130 Science guest lecture: where physics meets biology
HS147 Science reading group
HS155 Introduction to quantum physics
HS160 Physics the fundamental science.

Tutor Biographies
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Book your place

Course Code: HS188

Fri, eve, 13 Nov - 13 Nov '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £15.00
Senior fee: £15.00
Concession: £15.00

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