Physics of Star Wars
Proton torpedoes, hyperspace, and the Force – is this science fact or science fiction? The Physics of Star Wars events use iconic scenes from the films to introduce cutting-edge accelerator science to schools, students and the general public.
During the event the participants are transported into a galaxy, far, far away with an engaging lecture about ‘What is Science and what is Fiction’ in the Star Wars movies.
Star Wars-themed hands-on activities, accompanied by a special booklet, summarise in a fun and imaginative way the links between accelerator R&D at the University of Liverpool / Cockcroft Institute and fantasy facts from the Star Wars universe.
The Physics of Star Wars events have reached millions around the world through national and international press coverage, appearances in local TV, as well as UK and US radio stations. A selection of press releases can be found below.
Selection of past events:
Physics of Star Wars, University of Liverpool, UK, November 20th 2019
Physics of Star Wars, Cockcroft Institute, UK, October 11th 2018
Physics of Star Wars, University of Liverpool, UK, November 27th 2017
Physics of Star Wars in the press:
Teaching Times, The Science of Star Wars: Creative Physics Learning In a Galaxy That Isn't Far Far Away, March 29th 2020
Welt, Science-Fiction in der Realität, January 6th 2020
Visit our press coverage page to read more exciting stories about our Physics of Star Wars events.