The Physics summer school provides you with a taste of the topics covered in an undergraduate Physics degree, while encompassing some of the fundamental questions faced in modern physics.
Due to rapidly changing developments in physics and electricity and magnetism topics conventionally taught in schools can be vastly expanded upon. The Immerse Physics summer school does just that, introducing you to advanced topics such as Quantum Mechanics, nuclear physics, biophysics, and Thermodynamics with the guidance of expert university tutors from leading universities.
As well as developing a sound theoretical understanding of physics, you will also develop your study skillset through independent research and in-class practical experiments, designed to test and explain behaviours observed in our world.
Explore a number of exciting topics at the forefront of scientific discovery, not usually taught in secondary school curricula
Bridge the gap between current understanding and knowledge, key to studying physics at university
Understand how physics is used to create some of the most recognisable products that we use everyday
Experience authentic student life in University of Cambridge colleges
Interactive learning in small groups (av: 1:7) from expert university tutors
Meet other motivated high school students from all over the world
The study of classical mechanics is basically the study of how objects move and is a topic tightly bound to the university of Cambridge via its founding father, Sir Isaac Newton. The skills required for mechanics are found in many areas of Physics, and you will extend your knowledge of high school mechanics to include more complex problems relating to kinematics.
The matter in our universe can consist in different states, including gas, liquid, and solid – as well as plasma and Bose-Einstein condensates. In this topic, you will explore how the ability to change the state of matter has enabled us to transfer energy from one process to another. The programme will give you the opportunity to dive into specific areas, ranging from heat engines to the composition of different chemical elements.
Newton’s laws of motion could not properly describe the movement of small objects. Electrons sometimes behaved as waves, and light seemed to sometimes behave as particles. This famous wave-particle duality led to a new theory to resolve the paradox: the Theory of Quantum Mechanics. You’ll look into the interesting consequences of quantum mechanics, such as the uncertainty principle, quantum tunnelling and the superposition theory.
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If you are interested in finding out more about what it’s like to study on the Physics summer course in Cambridge, download our prospectus. What’s inside?
– Full programme timetable
– Featured Cambridge University colleges
– Exclusive discount code
All projects are supported by your expert academic tutors, and can take the form of an essay, presentation or practical project. The project reaches its pinnacle when you present it to your academic peers and tutors at the end of the programme.
It’s an incredible opportunity to develop your independent research skills and specialist subject knowledge.
A tangible and highly valued takeaway from the Immerse academic programmes is the written participant feedback that our expert tutors write for each of their students.
This an incredibly useful insight into your performance during the programme and provides recommendations as to how you can develop your understanding of your chosen subject beyond the summer school.
Cambridge is internationally renowned for its beautiful college architecture and its prestigious and rich history. You will live and study in your own individual room in one of the following Cambridge University colleges.
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Secure your place for summer 2020. The Physics Summer School is available on the following dates: