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Professor Jim Al-Khalili at Junior College Physics Department

Professor Jim Al-Khalili was recently in Malta to give talks to Physics lecturers at the GF Abela Junior College as part of their staff development programme.  Al-Khalili is an eminent physicist, author and broadcaster.

A professor of  physics at the University of Surrey, he also holds a chair in the Public Engagement in Science. Al-Khalili was awarded the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize for science communication for 2007 and elected an Honorary Fellow of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. As a broadcaster he has hosted a series of documentaries for BBC, notably  Lost Horizons: The Big Bang,  Atom, The Secret Life of Chaos and the BAFTA-nominated Chemistry: A Volatile History.  He also hosted   The Riddle of Einstein’s Brain, a one-hour TV documentary for Channel 4 (Icon Films) in 2004 and  Seconds from Disaster: Chernobyl, a documentary by National Geographic.

His more popular books include Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Nucleus: A Trip into the Heart of Matter and Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed.  In 2008, Professor Al-Khalili was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Al-Khalili conducted talks on Quantum Mechanics, Time Travel and The Higgs Boson and answered many questions put forward by the audience.  Al-Khalili was invited to Malta by Martin P. Farrell, Head of the Physics Department (Junior College) after the two had met at the Edinburgh Science Festival last year.  

Masterclasses in Particle Physics

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Timetables 2017-2018

Attention Advanced and Intermediate Level students. Click here to view your timetables.

CERN 2017
'Cern 2017' organised by the JC Physics Department: The participating students tell us about the unforgettable experience. Click here.
Does God really play dice?
We are proud to welcome our guest Prof. em. Urbaan M. Titulaer who will give three talks, one for the public, one for academic staff and university students and another one for Junior College students.

Click here to view the poster. Friday 24th February 2017 at 5.00 p.m. to Saturday 25th February 2017 at 5.00 p.m. Applications available from D116 as from 14th February 2017.


A lecture by the Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy (ISSA) at the Junior College.

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The first STARGAZER Astronomy Group Activity for 2016/2017. Click here for more information.
CERN Virtual Tour 2016

This is an extraordinary event linking the Junior College with CERN, interacting with scientists at CERN and in Malta. (Limited Places). Click here to view poster.

Educational Videos
Mr. Carmel G. Azzopardi, a member of our department, has prepared educational videos explaining experiments which are highlighted in the MATSEC syllabus. Click here to access this valuable resource.
Our Guidelines for Prospective A-Level students
Are you thinking about joining our Advanced Level course. Click here and think before you leap.
Professor Jim Al-Khalili at Junior College Physics Department
Famous physicist and author for staff-development programme. Click here to view the article.

Junior College Students in Rome
A group of 25 Junior College students recently travelled to Rome, accompanied by a number of lecturers from the Department of Physics who organized the event. Click here to find out more.
Last Updated: 4 August 2013

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