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The Spring edition of ABER PHYSICS is now available to read as an e-journal.

spring aber physics cover

National Space Academy: Graduate careers fair 2016

The National Space Academy holds the only space-themed graduate fair in the UK and this will be their 3rd year running.

The fair is being held on Monday 8th February 2016 at The National Space centre in Leicester.

The fair is dedicated to students with an interest in Earth Observation, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Engineering, Computer programming and other related areas.

Registration is Free, but spaces are limited so make sure to fill out the registration form on their website: 


ABER PHYSICS: WINTER 2015 is now available!

ABER PHYSICS is the physics department’s new student-written journal.
Physics related articles, careers advice, events, news and more!

front cover

Pick up your copy from the physics building foyer on Monday 30th November.

Or if you can’t wait until then, read it as an e-journal here!


Aberystwyth Robotics Club, ARC.


Aberystwyth Robotic Club, ARC offer young people the opportunity to learn and develop their technology skills, by taking part in a range of exciting experiments and projects.
The club began successfully on the 7th October and has developed some spectacular pieces of tech thanks to the hard work of the young scientists involved.
Together the young scientists have learned a range of technical skills including circuitry, soldering, design, building, coding and programming.
ARC runs after school on a Wednesday at the University and is open to those aged 11-18. They are currently looking for 10 boys and girls to join them.

For more information and to sign up to ARC, Please visit


IMAPS careers & internships fair

Calling all IMAPS students! STEM employers, alumni and companies will be visiting the university to answer your questions, give talks and take part in Q&A sessions.

Wednesday 18th November. Student Union, main hall. 11am-3pm.

This is a great way to find out what’s on offer to Physics students, whether you’re a fresher or in your final year it’s important to get all the right information on experience, internships, job prospects and more.

login and register your interest here

Full Timetable:

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Science Cafe: Shine bright like a diamond- Using photoluminescence for material characterisation

Come along, Monday 16th November, for a drink and chat at the Science cafe.

A monthly gathering of scientific minds, where people discuss the latest ideas and issues in their respective fields.

Free entry, 7:30pm-9:00pm. Theatre Bar, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Penglais Campus.

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Aberyswyth Arts Centre: Festival of the spoken nerd- just for graphs.

A brilliant scientific stand up comedy show is coming to Aberystwyth!

The festival of the spoken nerd will be performing at 8pm at The Arts centre on 5 November, tickets £13 students, £15 Full price.

Watch the hilarious trailer and click here to book now .        @FOTSN

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PHYSOC: Lunar Eclipse 28.09.15

 PHYSOC: Lunar Eclipse 28.09.15

In the earlier hours of Monday morning, on28th September, nearly 70 students attended  PHYSOC’s, The Aberystwyth University’s Physics Society, Lunar eclipse event!

Many people were able to witness this spectacular event which was visible from much of America, Europe, Africa and the middle east.

This event was made even more special by the fact that it coincided with a Super Moon, or as its scientifically known, a Perigee Moon. Super Moon’s occur when the moon makes its closest approach to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, the Moon would have appeared up to 14% larger in diameter and 30% brighter.

Jamie Dumayne, a Physics Student at Aberystwyth and Treasurer of PHYSOC, tells us a little about the event.

In the early hours of the morning on Monday 28th September there was a big event in the lunar calendar, a lunar eclipse. This is when the Earth gets in between the Moon and the Sun. When the Moon is in the Earth’s shadow (the Umbra) the only light that falls on the Moon is light that refracts through the Earth’s atmosphere, causing the Moon to turn red. Continue reading “PHYSOC: Lunar Eclipse 28.09.15”

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