Physics Summer School in Cambridge

PHYSICS

Academic insights for 16-18 year olds

2019 Physics Summer Programme Overview:

  • Programme: Physics university insights
  • Price: £4,495
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Course Type: Residential
  • Locations: Cambridge, UK

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Physics Summer Course Summary

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The study of Physics aims to help us gain a greater understanding of the world around us and beyond us. The discipline studies nature and seeks to explain why the world behaves the way it does, exploring topics ranging from the study of vast galaxies, black holes, and the Big Bang to examining tiny subatomic particles. The study of Physics is wide-reaching and incredibly varied and responsible for some of the things we think indispensable to modern life, including medical instrumentation such as x-rays and ultrasound, satellite signals to watch television and use mobile phones; and is responsible for the Internet itself.

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The Immerse education Physics summer course programme focuses upon providing students with a taste of the topics covered in an undergraduate Physics degree, while encompassing some of the fundamental challenges and questions faced in modern physics. Due to the rapidly changing developments in physics, a lot of what is conventionally taught in schools is out-of-date. And so the Immerse Education summer physics programme aims to explore the very latest discoveries in physics and their exciting implications.

Summer Physics Course Summary

The study of Physics aims to help us gain a greater understanding of the world around us and beyond us. The discipline studies nature and seeks to explain why the world behaves the way it does, exploring topics ranging from the study of vast galaxies, black holes, and the Big Bang, to examining tiny subatomic particles. Physics is a wide-reaching, incredibly varied field, responsible for some of the things we think indispensable to modern life, including medical instrumentation such as x-rays and ultrasound, satellite signals to watch television and use mobile phones; and is responsible for the Internet itself.

The Immerse Education 2019 Physics summer programme focuses upon providing participants with a taste of the topics covered in an undergraduate Physics degree, while encompassing some of the fundamental challenges and questions faced in modern physics. Due to the rapidly changing developments in physics, a lot of what is conventionally taught in schools can be vastly expanded on. Therefore, the Immerse Education summer Physics summer school programme aims to explore the very latest discoveries in physics and their exciting implications with the guidance of expert tutors from the world’s leading universities.

Immerse is an inspirational academic physics summer school programme for the intellectually curious

Physics Summer School Key Benefits

Learn how physics governs the world around us

Explore a number of exciting topics at the forefront of scientific discovery

Benefit from the expert tutelage of some of the brightest minds in the field

Explore the historic city of Cambridge with like-minded peers from around the world

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

Topics Covered

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On this exciting two-week physics summer course programme, participants will dive into some of the most exciting topics in the field of physics. They’ll be able to explore how subatomic particles behave and interact with one another, use mathematical models to explain and predict behaviours in the natural world, learn about extensive and intensive properties of matter, and develop an understanding of the fundamental forces that govern the universe.

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As well as developing a sound theoretical understanding of physics, participants will also be able to develop their study skill set by carrying out research and conducting practical experiments designed to test and explain behaviours observed in the physical world.

Below you’ll find a list of topics that you’ll explore in detail with your peers/class:

  • Particle Physics
  • Astrophysics Vibrations
  • Waves and Optics
  • Atmospheric
  • Oceanic and Planetary Physics
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Properties of matter

Topics Covered

On this exciting two-week physics summer programme, participants will dive into some of the most innovative topics in the field of physics. With a curriculum designed and taught by experts from the world’s leading universities, they’ll be able to explore how subatomic particles behave and interact with one another, use mathematical models to explain and predict behaviours in the natural world, learn about extensive and intensive properties of matter, and develop an understanding of the fundamental forces that govern the universe.

As well as developing a sound theoretical understanding of physics, participants will also be able to develop their study skill set by carrying out research and conducting practical experiments designed to test and explain behaviours observed in the physical world.

Below is a list of topics that participants will explore in detail during the physics summer school programme:

  • Particle Physics
  • Astrophysics Vibrations
  • Waves and Optics
  • Oceanic and Planetary Physics
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Properties of matter

The Immerse programme covers a unique mix of important
theory and practical knowledge. Learn more about the topics covered in this
course by requesting a free course syllabus

Summer Physics Course Outcomes

Given the scope of this course, participants can expect to come away with a much greater understanding of the world of physics by the end of the programme. They will have learned how to use mathematics to predict natural phenomena, explored the history of the field, leading up to the most recent and exciting developments and gained experience conducting practicals to test hypotheses or explain observed behaviors of waves and particles.

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Moreover, they’ll have a better idea of what it is like to be a physics student at a university in the UK, gain advice from mentors who currently study in the UK, meet like minded people with whom they can share their experience with and also explore the historic city of Cambridge.

In completing the course, students will:

  • Learn how to use mathematics to explain natural phenomena
  • Discuss complex concepts and create hypotheses
  • Conduct experiments to test theories
  • Meet like-minded people to discuss complex ideas
  • Learn about the Big Bang and gain insight into the creation of the universe
  • Learn about recent and historical developments in the world of physics
  • Discuss and explore mechanical vibrations and waves, sound waves, electromagnetic waves, optics, and gravitational waves
  • Be able to make an informed decision about their future studies

Students in this course will receive personalised feedback from their tutors about their performance, the material covered, and even a list of individualised suggestions for further study.

Physics Summer School Course Outcomes

Given the scope of this physics summer school programme, participants can expect to come away with a much greater understanding of the world of physics by the end of the fortnight. They will have learned how to use mathematics to predict natural phenomena and explored the history of the field, leading up to the most recent and exciting developments. Furthermore they will have gained experience conducting practicals to test hypotheses or explain observed behaviours of waves and particles.

In addition, they’ll have a better idea of what it is like to be a physics student at a leading university in the UK like Cambridge, gain advice from mentors who currently study at such UK universities, meet like-minded people with whom they can share their experience and also explore the historic city of Cambridge.

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In completing the course, participants will:

  • Learn how to use mathematics to explain natural phenomena
  • Discuss complex concepts and create hypotheses
  • Conduct experiments to test theories
  • Meet like-minded people to discuss complex ideas
  • Learn about the Big Bang and gain insight into the creation of the universe
  • Learn about recent and historical developments in the world of physics
  • Discuss and explore mechanical vibrations and waves, sound waves, electromagnetic waves, optics, and gravitational waves
  • Be able to make an informed decision about their future studies

Students in this course will receive personalised feedback from their tutors about their performance, the material covered, and even a list of individualised suggestions for further study.

Timetable

The Immerse summer programme schedule is packed with a wide range of unique academic and extracurricular activities.

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Participants start off the day with breakfast in the main college dining hall, with a variety of continental and hot breakfast choices available. This is followed by the first academic session of the day, which takes place in a seminar or lecture format. Participants are then guided to lunch at some of Cambridge’s finest sandwich bars and cafés, and are welcome to explore the city in small groups. Following lunch, academic sessions continue in the format of small tutorial groups or workshops. After all the core academic sessions are finished, students are treated to one of a wide range of excursions and cultural activities, including punting, museum visits and sports activities. A three course dinner in the college dining hall is then followed by an evening social event to help participants wind down and socialise after a packed day.

The timetable shown to the side offers an insight into the typical daily schedule, although this may vary depending on the events planned on the given day.

Timetable

The timetable shown below offers an insight into the typical daily schedule, although this may vary depending on the events planned on the given day.

A typical day

 
 
08:00 - 09:30
Breakfast
09:30 - 11:30
Morning academic session
11:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 15:30
Afternoon academic session
16:00 - 18:00
Academic workshop / Afternoon activity
18:00 - 19:15
Dinner
19:30 - 22:00
Evening social event

Graduation & Participant Assessment

The final evening of the programme celebrates the achievements of each participant in a graduation ceremony that's followed by a Gala Dinner. Throughout the Cambridge summer programme, our Immerse tutors will monitor student engagement with the topics that they have been taught. Once the programme has finished, the tutor will write a Participant Assessment...MORE

...that will evaluate how the participant responded to the materials they were introduced to, what progress they made during the sessions, and offer recommendations on how to most effectively advance participant's understanding and interest in the topics that have been explored.

We strongly believe that our Participant Assessments are crucial element of the learning process, and reflective of our commitment to the highest standards of education. 

Graduation & Participant Assessment

The final evening of the programme celebrates the achievements of each participant in a graduation ceremony that's followed by a Gala Dinner. 

Throughout the Cambridge summer programme, our Immerse tutors will monitor student engagement with the topics that they have been taught. Once the programme has finished, the tutor will write a Participant Assessment that will evaluate how the participant responded to the materials they were introduced to, what progress they made during the sessions, and offer recommendations on how to most effectively advance participant's understanding and interest in the topics that have been explored.

We strongly believe that our Participant Assessments are crucial element of the learning process, and reflective of our commitment to the highest standards of education. 

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Ready to enrol?

The Physics Summer School is available on the following dates:

11th – 24th August 2019

7th – 20th July 2019

21st July – 3rd August 2019

28th July – 10th August 2019

4th – 17th August 2019

4th – 17th August 2019

The Physics Programme takes place in the following locations

Christ's College
University of Cambridge

Originally formed as 'God's House', Christ's College was home to leading academics such as Charles Darwin.

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Founded in 1828

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

Sidney Sussex College
University of Cambridge

The site of much religious conflict during the English Reformation, Sidney Sussex has produced 5 Nobel Prize winners.

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Founded in 1596

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

Queens' College
University of Cambridge

Queens' spans both sides of the River Cam and is connected by the famous mathematical bridge.

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Founded in 1448

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

St. Catharine's College
University of Cambridge

Once a small college called 'Saynt Kateryns Hall of Cambridge', St Catherine's is also known as 'Catz'.

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Founded in 1473

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

Murray Edwards is one of three women only colleges in Cambridge, set in 14 acres of award winning gardens.

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Founded in 1965

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

Colleges are allocated according to session preference and availability. To find out more, please email enquiries@immerse.education

About the University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, founded in 1209 when a group of scholars left the University of Oxford. The history, influence and alumni of the university is world renown, having educated the likes of Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking and many more - including 118 Nobel laureates and 15 British Prime Ministers.

Cambridge University is a group of 31 self-governing colleges that come under the overall ‘Cambridge University’ umbrella, each with its own distinctive character. This set up also makes it one of the most architecturally interesting and beautiful towns in the world, and walking down the streets of Cambridge it’s easy to see the varied mix of styles of the university colleges that dominates the town. All of our participants live and learn in the inspirational surroundings during the academic programme.

Immerse Education's programmes in Cambridge take place in the beautiful colleges of the University of Cambridge. Immerse Education is not affiliated with Cambridge University.

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