Could the neutrino be the most interesting particle in physics?

Flaka - Year 13 Student Editor’s Note: This essay forms part of a collection of student works published in the 2020 edition of Salutaris, the GSAL Sixth Form academic journal. It was originally published here in The GSAL Journal. References are available upon request. CPD As the science of the universe, physics aims to understand the events … Continue reading Could the neutrino be the most interesting particle in physics?

Modifying polyethylene for the production of antimicrobial surfaces

Ari - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Aspiring chemical engineer Ari in Year 12 writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine about how polyethylene might be modified in such a way as to allow it to be used to produce anti-microbial surfaces. This is Ari's third contribution to The GSAL Journal; you can read more … Continue reading Modifying polyethylene for the production of antimicrobial surfaces

Masculine or feminine: how modern ideologies are shaping the Spanish-speaking world

Kate - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Kate writes here about the use of gendered constructions in the Spanish language. As Kate herself notes, "[this essay] discusses the presence of male/female nouns and endings in the Spanish language - something which has been virtually entirely abolished in the English Language - and … Continue reading Masculine or feminine: how modern ideologies are shaping the Spanish-speaking world

Could the murder of George Floyd be a turning point in society?

Charmaine - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Charmaine writes this heartfelt essay on the recent death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed during an arrest by a white police officer in the city of Minneapolis, USA. Four police officers involved in the events leading to George Floyd's death have since … Continue reading Could the murder of George Floyd be a turning point in society?

Is nuclear fusion the solution to the energy crisis?

Ari - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Passionate Year 12 student Ari is aspiring to become a chemical engineer. She recently made the most of the opportunity to attend a free Friends of Imperial webinar, entitled "Fusion Future: The Sun's Power on Earth". Ari writes here about the event and shares her thoughts on the … Continue reading Is nuclear fusion the solution to the energy crisis?