10.30am to 4.30pm, Wednesday 7 August
Tickets are now available
Discover how maths, science and engineering come together to show how humankind has reached the stars and beyond in this workshop with John Davies.
Using the work of three great thinkers, Al-Karismi, Newton and Tsiolkovsky, students will use mathematical equations to work out all manner of things, from how fast a skateboard travels, to how long it will take to fly to distant stars.
John Davies is a lifelong engineer and has been fascinated by space travel ever since he read the Dan Dare stories in the Eagle in the 50s.
John studied electronics at Liverpool University. After this he worked on satellite projects including a design study for the Hubble satellite.
John was fascinated by digital technology and then moved to Edinburgh University, where he wrote communications software and studied Computer Science at Manchester University.
He's now retired but busier than ever with educational outreach to schools for the Initiative for Interstellar Studies, coordinating work on i4is website and email, and editing Principium, the quarterly newsletter of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies.
He's a long-established member of both the British Interplanetary Society and the British Computer Society.
Please note, this workshop is strictly for 16–18 year-olds and will include a 45 minute supervised lunch break. Students will not be able to leave the building at lunch time unless permission is given at the time of booking. Students should bring lunch and a drink, pens and pencils.
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This workshop is based on an Ri Engineering Science Masterclass. Students who have attended a Masterclass series which included a session on a similar topic may have already seen some of the content in this workshop. Please contact us on email@example.com with any questions.
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