Friend of Cornwall School of Maths and Sciences, Dr Nathan Mayne, visited us again this Friday to give a lecture on how astrophysicists are hunting for exoplanets – exoplanets are planets which are outside of our own solar system. he lecture was well attended by CSMS students and members of the Scholars’ Community, a community for students in Years 7-11 in any school in Cornwall.
Dr Mayne discussed how the ‘weather’ on so-called Hot Jupiters can give us an insight into whether conditions are suitable for life.
Dr Mayne is an engaging and inspirational speaker and we are delighted that he gave up his time to come to talk to our students. We are certain that his infectious enthusiasm for his work will have inspired many of our students to find out more about astrophysics and may even encourage some to follow his footsteps and study physics at university.
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