August Meeting - Young Physicist Tournament 2016

Catherine Pot is a student at Onslow College and has been a member of their Physics Club for a number of years. The club as a team that competes in the Young Physicists Tournaments. Last year we heard how the Onslow team went at the international competition, and this year Catherine has been to Russia with the team to compete.

We are lucky to have Catherine and her father Michael talk to us on the trip and the competition. Catherine will also speak on one of the subjects that was presented.

Van der Pauw - Geometry and the 4 wire resistance measurement

We know highly conductive materials are best measured using the 4 wire method, but what if we only have materials as sheets or thin flat slices? This problem was solved in 1950s, but a problem posed for the 2016 International Young Physicist Tournament was: what if that sample has holes? Catherine Pot will discuss a solution to this situation, presented this year in Russia.

Date: 25 August 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Tawa Community Centre