Arshia - Year 10 Student Editor's note: Talented Year 10 student Arshia successfully submitted this insightful piece of work to the school Science Magazine essay competition. Year 12 student Aashmi, a Chief Editor of the publication, notes, "On behalf of the GSAL Science Magazine, I'd like to congratulate you as a winner in the recent essay … Continue reading An Introduction to Orbital Mechanics
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?
Chamequa - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Talented Year 12 student Chamequa writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine on the fascinating prospect of using nuclear fusion, through a technique called inertial confinement, to produce a plentiful source of renewable energy. Is this soon to be a reality, or will it forever remain 'just 20 … Continue reading Inertial Confinement: Solution to the Energy Crisis?
Arda - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Arda writes here for the Humanities Journal about the practical challenges that humans would face were they to explore a more permanent residence in space. Drawing on the day-to-day challenges already faced by astronauts on shorter space flights and longer-term stays on the International Space … Continue reading Space: a new frontier?
GSAL Junior School Editor's Note: Students at GSAL Junior School were given the unique opportunity to communicate with NASA astronaut Dr Jessica Meir during her time on the International Space Station (ISS). On October 18, 2019, Jessica made history when she undertook the first all-female spacewalk with fellow astronaut Christina Koch. The school link and … Continue reading In Conversation With… Dr Jessica Meir, Astronaut on the ISS
Aryan Girish - Year 10 Student Russia…...America…….China: these nations all go by the name of space superpowers, and all have achieved the gargantuan achievement of sending a satellite to the Moon. The year is 1969 and the US and the erstwhile USSR are both heavily involved in the space race over who can get man to … Continue reading India Races to the Moon
Flaka Tahiri - Year 13 Student Editor's note: This essay was originally published in The GSAL Journal in May 2019. Flaka was writing in response to a Write a Science Blog competition advertised in The GSAL Journal, and then went on to have her work entered into the She Talks Science blog competition run by Murray Edward's College, … Continue reading Could the neutrino be the most interesting particle in physics?
Flaka Tahiri - Year 12 Student Flaka Tahiri (Year 12) asks whether the neutrino is the most interesting particle in physics, in response to the recent Write a Science Blog competition advertised in The GSAL Journal. This excellent essay demonstrates Flaka's passion and curiosity in a complex field of physics. CPD As the science of … Continue reading Could the neutrino be the most interesting particle in physics?
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor What might we learn from imaging a black hole? In a famous moment for astronomy, an image of a black hole has been captured for the very first time. The picture shows the halo of dust and gas surrounding the black hole lying at the heart of the Messier … Continue reading What’s News: What might we learn from imaging a black hole?