This module is concerned with topics from Modern Physics: the theory of special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular physics, nuclear physics and its applications. We will close with selected topics from particle physics and cosmology and then we will discuss the open questions of the field. The module aims to present students with the concepts of modern physics, which are necessary to appreciate current debates in the field. As these topics are beyond the scope of Oxbridge interview questions and admission tests, the module is not a direct preparation for such an application and cannot replace the knowledge in Mechanics and Electromagnetism. On the other hand, solving problems in this part of Physics can boost the interest of the interviewers.
Module Leader:Tamás Álmos Vámi