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1 February 2021
All Day
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Physics has had a tremendous impact on biological sciences. This teacher CPD event will explore how teaching Physics in schools can draw out these applications to biology and medicine.

This will be a full day event involving talks, discussion and workshops with researchers and practitioners. The aim of the event is to produce an on line teaching resource for schools.

Sessions
Energy Flow in food production with emphasis to sustainability
Prof Sarah Bridle is in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Manchester University. Her interest in food and climate change led her to write her recently published book: “Food and Climate Change without the hot air”.

Why Elephants Can’t Fly….. the problem with scale
David Farley, IOP teacher coach
David is well known in the North West for his excellent teacher CPD presentations. Here he will use principles from school Physics to calculate the constrains for size in the evolution of plants and animals.

Statistical Physics approach to life
Prof Aneta Stefanovska, Lancaster University Biomedical Physics Group
Prof Stefanovska’s work is motivated by the question “What are the physical principles underlying living systems?”.
Aneta will talk about her work and we will be able to discuss how topics such as ion exchange can introduced in Physics school topics such as diffusion.

How A level Nuclear Physics links to her role at The Christie
Dr Heather A Williams, Consultant Medical Physicist, Head of Nuclear Medicine, The Christie
Talk and discussion.



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