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Physics: Problem Solving & Thinking Skills – University Masterclass With Dr Meghan Gray From University of Nottingham

20th January 2021 @ 12:45 - 13:30



Join Dr. Meghan Gray from the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham to learn about how physicists learn to view the world.
Dr. Gray will discuss her approach to teaching problem solving to undergraduate physicists, as they learn to incorporate both mathematical techniques and knowledge of the physical world.
Finally, she will explain how things going wrong can sometimes be as useful as things going right and how adaptability can be a key to success in science.


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Physics and related disciplines.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider questions they have about studying Physics and, more specifically, issues they may face with tackling Physics problems.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



20th January 2021
12:45 - 13:30
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