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- Year 7 catch up – Maths and English
Rock Guitar in 11 Dimensions
The Science Department is pleased to offer a fantastic opportunity for year 10 and 11 students to participate in a curriculum enrichment activity by attending the one hour show, Rock Guitar in 11 Dimensions, on Tuesday, 15th November at 6.30pm in the school hall. The show will be hosted by Famelab winner Dr Mark Lewney, a guitar Physicist, who will explain the physics of rock using riffs from Vivaldi to AC/DC, explain the secret of the Stradivarius, and show how string vibrations might lie at the heart of the Big Questions about the universe.
In this entertaining and mind-expanding lecture, acoustics expert Dr. Lewney explains the physics of vibrations with the help of props as diverse as an air-bazooka, a bullwhip and his custom Ibanez electric guitar through a Marshall amp, turned up loud, with live demonstrations of expert rock guitar playing throughout. Then Dr. Lewney shows how the vibrations of guitar strings might be applied to the particles of which we're all made, but with a twist: the strings vibrate in extra dimensions! Charming stories and mind-bending animations are used to try to get the audience to think in 4-, 5- or even 11-D. This introduction to Superstring Theory shares the wonder and excitement of such grand scale, cutting edge physics and maths.
The event is hosted by the Tameside Ogden Trust partnership, and all proceeds from the show will go towards providing enriching opportunities for students within the member schools and to support them with their future science studies.
Family and friends are also welcome to attend, tickets can be purchased from the science department (or on the door on the evening) at a cost of £3.00 per adult and £2.00 per student; however, owing to the nature of the show we would like to ask that only students in Year 10 and above attend.