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Physics & Astronomy


Welcome to the Physics & Astronomy Subject Guide.  In the pages of this guide find information about and links to important resources in Physics. 

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‘Grape Balls of Fire’: International Attention for Research by Trent Prof and Undergrad Students

From Trent News February, 27, 2019 - "Dr. Aaron Slepkov worked with seven undergrads to answer the question of why microwaved grapes become a fireball light show. Undergraduate students played a key role in a Trent professor’s recently published Grape Balls of Fire research, which is getting serious attention across the globe.Working together, the team has answered the question of why microwaved grapes become a fireball, producing light and sparks. The research, recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that the lightshow is actually plasma made up of ions and free electrons that aren’t tied to atoms or molecules." Read the full Trent News article here:

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