Leicester Physics Centre

Welcome to the Leicester Physics Centre

The Leicester Physics Centre is sponsored by the East Midlands Branch of the Institute of Physics and hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester.

It presents a series of physics-based evening lectures with the aim of promoting the wonder of science to the public. People of all ages, both children and adults, are welcome to attend and schools are encouraged to participate. The lectures focus on interdisciplinary activities between the different sciences, as well as science and the arts.

Our next event:

Mike McNally from the University of Leicester will present a lecture entitled Colour and the Structure of Matter on Thursday 17th September 2015 at 18.30 in Lecture Theatre 3 of the Ken Edwards building. To view the poster for this event, please click here.

All events are free and open to the public.

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Contact Details

Tel.: +44 (0)116 252 3506
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 2770

Department of Physics & Astronomy,
University of Leicester,
University Road,
Leicester, LE1 7RH,
United Kingdom.


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The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for the Physics and Astronomy Building.

Contact Leicester Physics Centre

For enquiries or to book a place, please contact:

Dr Darren Wright


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The Leicester Physics Centre is sponsored by the Institute of Physics.


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