Video: Reflections on the School of Physics & Astronomy

A new video traces the development of the School of Physics & Astronomy and reflects on the achievements of some of its students and staff.

The film opens in the house where James Clerk Maxwell was born, with Sir David Wallace describing the early days when he was a student at Edinburgh. Professors Stuart Pawley, Alan Shotter and Murray Campbell then reflect on early achievements at Edinburgh in high-performance computing, nuclear physics and applied physics, followed by Prof. Peter Brand who describes the symbiosis of Physics with Astronomy and how research methods have changed over the generations.

Finally Nobel Laureate Prof. Peter Higgs talks about how he was inspired to work in the area of theoretical physics, and the relationship between the theoretician and experimentalist.  

Watch the video on YouTube.