Year 10 Physicist of the Year
At the end of June, a Trinity pupil was nominated Year 10 Physicist of the Year which is sponsored by the Ogden Trust. The awards ceremony took place at the University of Nottingham.
The nomination said: "She has demonstrated all of the characteristics needed to flourish into an outstanding physicist. She is a resilient learner who loves to problem solve. She has a natural grasp of difficult concepts and loves to apply them to new contexts. She has a broad depth of knowledge and a real curiosity for finding out how the world ticks. I am excited to see what the future holds for this promising young lady!"
She was unable to collect her award as she was out on Duke of Edinburgh, so nominated a family member to collect it on her behalf.
At the awards event, Dr Becky Smethurst gave an interesting talk on how to become involved with research whilst still at school and the advantages of people-powered research.
If you would like to get involved, please have a look at The Zooniverse, where you can look at images of the night sky and use real data to help classify billions of galaxies! You may be the first person to find something new!
This isn't just for physics - there is a whole host of other research projects you can get involved with from your computer at home, from orangutan nests to spotting safari animals!