Seeing the fun side of particles

The Oxford Times: Members of the audience replicate the wave of an electric current by passing giant beach balls across the room Members of the audience replicate the wave of an electric current by passing giant beach balls across the room

BEACH balls helped illustrate a fun talk to pupils about the miracles of science.

Oxford University physics students Lauren Peters and Kirsty Duffy demonstrated how a particle accelerator works.

Youngsters from county schools made a Mexican wave and bounced the beach balls around as the students explained the science behind particles.

Third year student Miss Peters, 20, hosted the event at the Museum of Natural History Lecture Theatre.

She said: “It went very well. We also had a very enthusiastic group who were very keen to be involved.”

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