Class Details

As the 19th century drew to a close, physics was regarded as a dying subject. All that was required was to increase the accuracy of physical quantities. The discovery of the electron in 1896 didn’t seem to disturb that thinking too much but in 1900 Planck introduced the quantum concept. This was ignored at first but a dramatic change in physics began. The years 1900-1928 were a kind of heroic age where Rutherford, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, Dirac and many others produced a revolution.

Autumn and Spring Terms only, Fortnightly on Sept 30; Oct 14, 28; Nov 11, 25; Dec 9. Jan 13, 27; Feb 10, 24; Mar 10, 24.

Class Co-ordinators

John Zucker

Frequency & Time

Fortnightly on Wednesday, 12.50 -13.55


Room 1.28