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Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

This course is part of the Science Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

Understanding waves and quantum mechanics opens doors to a huge spectrum of physics problems through ideas such as diffraction and quantum tunnelling. We will perform experiments to understand how the properties of the electromagnetic spectrum enabled us to discover the structure of DNA alongside mathematical and conceptual explanations of quantum mechanics. Taught in the Cavendish Laboratory (2.2km, c.30 mins walk, or c.20mins bus). Requires a knowledge
of differential calculus and some integral calculus as well as fluency in high school level algebra and geometry.


Course dates

16 Jul 2018 to 20 Jul 2018

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

25 Jun 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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