FUSION is the Open University Physics & Astronomy society. We were formed in 2001 by students who recognised the need to create a society for OU students and graduates whose primary interest is in physics & astronomy. We have over 150 members many of whom are studying at various levels of the physical sciences study program. We organise regular events of interest to members, have a regular newsletter, a Facebook group. We welcome current and past students or anyone with a general interest in physics and astronomy.
Physics and Astronomy events near you
"What is Quantum Computing?" - a talk in Canterbury on 5 December by Dr Nick Johnson, commencing at19:00. For details click here.
"How MRI reveals hearing damage and other secrets of the brain" - a talk in Hatfield on 6 December by Dr Rebecca Dewey, commencing at 19:00. For details click here.
"Will We Ever Finish Drawing the Map of Physics? From Discovery to Imagination" - a talk in Wolverhampton on 14 December by Professor Mete Atatüre, commencing at 17:00. For details click here.
"Orbital Oddities" - a talk in Salisbury on 19 December by James Fradgley, commencing at 19:30. For details click here.
More coming soon!
For a complete list of forthcoming IOP events in various locations around the UK, click here.
Reports of talks: If you attend a physics talk that you enjoy, how about writing it up for the Fusion newsletter? See the panel on the left for contact details.
Click here for a video of a talk by Dr Meganne Christian (UK & ESA astronaut) at a recent "Moon Night" event at the OU.
PLANCKS: PLANCKS is an international theoretical physics competition for university students. The UK & Ireland preliminaries of the PLANCKS Competition will be held at Surrey University on 16th - 18th February 2024; the international finals will be hosted by Dublin, 23rd -27th May 2024. For more information click here
See our Facebook page for other events and news
If you are interested in any Fusion events, or wish to arrange an event, please contact Dwyn for further details and to book a place .
Newsletter: The next Fusion newsletter is currently in preparation. The previous four issues of the newsletter are available here (click to download):
As always, our Editor would welcome contributions from Fusion members. Click here to email the Editor.
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