Where did the universe come from? Are we alone in the universe? What does the future hold for planet Earth? Asking these questions is key to becoming a good physicist. We cover a range of topics, looking at the world around us with a focus on stars, planets and interstellar systems as well as gaining a theoretical grounding in quantum mechanics and the general theory of relativity.
What will I cover?
All our tutors are current Oxford and/or Cambridge PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Your tutors will take you beyond your school curriculum to investigate your subject at a much higher level - this is great preparation for university/college study! You may even have the opportunity to learn about your tutor’s original, unpublished research.
We know that when our tutors design their own courses, rather than reciting from a textbook, the quality of teaching and learning is much, much higher. We will publicise details of 2019 courses here as they are confirmed, so watch this space.
In the meantime, here is a taster of what previous Oxbridge International Summer School tutors have covered in Physics.
Physics Tutors at Oxbridge International Summer School
Ramy is completing a PhD in the Department of Atomic and Laser Physics at the University of Oxford, having completed a Bachelor’s degree in Fundamental Physics and a Master’s Degree in Quantum Physics at University in Paris. He has done experimental work on radiation and atomic fusion.
Plamen is a PhD student at the Department of Theoretical Physics at the University of Oxford. He came from Bulgaria to study at Cambridge in 2012, where he studied for an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, and a Masters in Physics. His research focuses on understanding the behaviour of plasma inside nuclear fusion reactors. He loves both Maths and Physics equally!
Thinking about studying English at University? Our Tutors recommend the following reading:
Six Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman
In Search of Schrodinger's Cat by John Gribbin
Storm in a Teacup by Helen Czerski
Course at a glance:
2 week course, in Oxford, UK
Ideal for those wishing to study Sciences, Mathematics or Engineering at university, or looking to expand their interests in this area
Class size: 6
90-minutes seminars daily, independent research to prepare for seminars
Produce 2 essays
2 1-1 tutorials with your tutor
availability of places 2019
7th July - 20th July
21st July - 3rd August
4th August - 17th August
£4,495 (convert to your local currency here)
Includes: all accommodation, breakfast and dinner, tuition, trips and activities
Excludes: lunch, travel to and from Oxford, Visa