Click here for the 2000 Physics Gymnasium lecture slides (PDF format, 500 kB).
The July Lectures in Physics have had a long history. Since 1968 a huge range of topics have been presented to the public. Here is a list.
My involvement started in 1990.
(Click on year to download postscipt file of lecture text)
1990: Why do magnetic forces depend on who measures them?
1991: Light in focus - 600 million years of progress
1992: The PC as a window on the cosmos (You can also view text)
1993: Microscopy with protons - New ways of seeing
1994: The new superconductors - A new industrial revolution?
1995: Light without heat - Luminescence in Moonlight, video screens and other stories (You can also view text)
1996: Cosmic Rays - A hazard for aviation? (You can also view text, or view the slide show )
1997: Einstein and the Jumbo jet - The global positioning system (You can also view text , or view the slide show )
1998: New eyes on Mars: The physics of the Pathfinder mission (You can view the slide show )
1999: All Four Engines Out: Volcanic Ash, St Elmo's Fire, Aircraft and Electrostatics (You can view the slide show )
2000: The promise of the quantum computer: New beads on the abacus.
In early 2001 this lecture was also presented to a Monash University Computer Science Symposium.
2001: Out of Africa - A 2 billion year old nuclear reactor (part of a series on the 100th anniversary of Enrico Fermi)
Last modified: 15 June-2000
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