26 May 2009
Queen's School of Education lecturers Dr. Ruth Jarman and Dr. Billy McClune initiated the Physics Podcast Project and have teamed up with ARC's Prof. Stephen Smartt to bring University physics research to school pupils. Ten pupils from Regent House Grammar School (Year 13) came to Queen's to interview Prof. Smartt on the subject of supernova studies. They recorded the interview and bombarded Prof. Smartt with questions about black holes and the largest stars known in the Universe. After returning to school they carried out further research and created an exciting and original podcast for their peers.
The project was developed to make Physics more relevant and accessible to everyone and to promote the use of podcasting in schools.