The Physics Summer School in Cambridge for 16-18 Year Olds
Summary of the Physics summer school in the Cambridge for the second age group
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 skill-set through independent researchVIEW PHYSICS (16-18)
Why choose Immerse Education?
1. Exceptional learning experiences
At Immerse Education, our Cambridge Physics summer courses are more than just a high school lesson in a classroom. We’re dedicated to providing our participants with exceptional learning experiences.
You will explore novel concepts and share ideas in small groups of like minded peers, guided by expert tutors who have honed their expertise through teaching at world-class universities, including the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard. The ‘Immerse’ model of learning is now offered in over 30 different programmes.
2. Developing global perspectives
Students from over 100 countries have participated in our academic programmes. Developing global citizens, building tolerance, broadening perspectives, and encouraging diversity and equality are all important priorities for Immerse Education. Our academic programmes facilitate healthy discussion, whilst enriching the perspectives of each of our participants.
3. A personalised approach
We offer a personalised approach that appreciates and caters to the needs of each of our participants. This starts at the point of contact, and continues throughout the programme, and beyond. Not only do we support our participants throughout their Immerse experience, but we’re also invested in their success after they’ve completed their programme. We provide exciting initiatives beyond our academic programmes to support our valued alumni.
OUR PHYSICS TUTORS
Aleksander has finished his Physics Master's Degree at Cambridge, and is now in the second year of his PhD. He currently works on GPU-accelerated simulations of qubit operations, trying to better understand and improve quantum computers. Particularly, this centers around using electrons travelling in a semiconductor, and carried by surface acoustic waves - a spin qubit. He is also interested in foundations of Quantum Theory and information-based approach to Quantum Mechanics.
OUR PHYSICS TUTORS
Mathias is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford where he specialises in studying next generation perovskite solar cell materials using high-powered electron microscopes. He did a PhD in Materials Science at Monash University in Melbourne Australia, and has a master’s degree in Physics and Nanotechnology engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. He has previously worked as a lab demonstrator and a tutor in physics, and has received several awards, including the 2019 Mollie Holman prize for best PhD thesis in the Faculty of Engineering at Monash and the 2016 Borland Prize for best presentation of a PhD thesis to a non-specialist audience. He has also worked as a brewer and a beer taster, and enjoys homebrewing and weightlifting in his spare time.
Academic programmes for students aged 13-15 years old and 16-18 years old.
Our academic summer schools are designed for students aged
13-15 years old, and for students aged 16-18 years old. Whatever
age you are, you will be taking part in an academically demanding
(but enjoyable!) programme, living in Cambridge University
colleges, and meeting other motivated students from all over the
world. Read on to find out more about some of the colleges that
you could be staying in.