Stour Valley

Science Study

The Science Group in its 27 years existence has covered a variety of topics in many areas of science and technology. All our current and recent members have experience of some area, but we have covered many things outside any of our professional areas.
During this year we have been studying the application of quantum physics in biology, with the aid of a good recent book on the topic. Before we began this I had given a brief introduction to the basic ideas of quantum physics (with the aid of Richard Feynman’s lectures which have been published). My usual aim is to make such specialised material accessible to non-specialists and this has usually worked: my experience is that people with some sort of scientific knowledge have a head start in tackling another area. You might be surprised at some of the practical matters which have emerged: for example, migrating birds navigate using many senses including some which humans don’t have such as a built-in magnetic compass. We have all found this interesting and have learnt a lot. We are near the end of this study and we propose to start on a new topic (not yet chosen) fairly soon.

Please contact Ken Cattermole (01206) 298209

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