Tedx: Sharing enthusiasm for physics in schools
Liveryman Claire Malone, who is also a PhD student at the University of Cambridge in High Energy Physics has given an inspirational TEDx talk about her journey to find the missing dark matter and dark energy that make up 96% of the universe around us.
In this video (12:45 minute), she tell us about the "Standard Model" that physicists use to predict strange new subatomic particles and decide where to look for them…and how it still can't quite solve the mystery of where most of the universe has disappeared to.
Claire's own experiences give her an extra tool for thinking about this problem – in learning to operate in a physics lab despite the drawbacks of cerebral palsy, she gained a whole new way to look at the universe and face down its most fundamental challenges.
The talk could be a useful resource for headteachers/science teachers when wanting to illustrate in physics classes and perhaps provide inspiration to students