Nanotechnology, plasma generators, liquid nitrogen…and more
The exciting world of nanotechnology was incredible to see. Eight students went to Oxford to see where learning about material science can take you. It was a fascinating trip to Begbroke Oxford Nanomaterials workshop, and included a visit to Oxford University’s Materials Science Department.We met with PhD students who talked to us about their projects, many for multi million pound companies. We did six different activities designed to show us what nanotechnology is all about and to show us some of the uses in product design. For example, we saw coatings that had been applied to a tissue which were completely waterproof.
In the afternoon, after a well-earned rest in the shade of the trees outside the Natural History Museum, we were lucky enough to be shown round a Material Science lab. They showed us many fascinating instruments and lasers, and demonstrated things such as how temperature can change a magnetic state by using liquid nitrogen. It was amazing.
We walked back through Oxford looking at some of the colleges and enjoying the sunshine. It was a truly inspirational day and many parents have already been in contact to say how inspired their children were by the visit.
The Palatine Hill is the centremost of the Seven Hills of Rome and is one of the most ancient parts of the city. It stands 40 metres above the Roman Forum, looking down upon it and upon the Circus Maximus. From the time of Augustus, Imperial palaces were built here. https://t.co/pOiISv7ogR 3:56 PM - 20 Feb 2019
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7 hills: Latin & Italian; Aventine Hill: Aventinus, Aventino Caelian Hill: Cælius, Celio Capitoline Hill: Capitolinus, Campidoglio Esquiline Hill: Esquilinus, Esquilino Palatine Hill: Palatinus, Palatino Quirinal Hill: Quirinalis, Quirinale Viminal Hill: Viminalis, Viminale https://t.co/21nupgRVgc 3:38 PM - 20 Feb 2019