Did you manage to see the eclipse today? Our Physics department were out in force to capture the partial eclipse. This beautiful image taken by William Wadsworth is very atmospheric.
The Department of Physics recently announced the appointment of Professor Carole Mundell to establish a new Astrophysics research group at the University of Bath. Check out her post on why eclipses are important.
The partial eclipse was the perfect way to kick off the University's celebrations of the International Year of Light. Lead by representatives from the Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials and in close connection with the Institute of Physics, the Department will be bringing you laser controlling robots, impossible colouration through prisms and ‘Jelly Optics’ (optic experiments with easily accessible objects) throughout 2015. Check out their page for more details.