Aryan - Year 11 Student (now in Year 12) Aircraft have been an important invention for mankind. They have provided transport for further global research, they have provided joy for humans and more importantly they have also allowed us to gain greater insight into aerospace and aeronautical engineering with the sophisticated science and engineering that … Continue reading The physics behind why we can fly
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
Matthew - Year 12 Student Editor's note: Year 12 student Matthew bravely tackles the complexities of quantum entanglement, a branch of quantum physics that is now being implemented in the treatment of cancer and other diseases. Matthew writes clearly and concisely, demonstrating an ability to communicate complex ideas as simply as might be expected given … Continue reading Quantum Entanglement: A Journey from Pure Theory to Medical Advancement
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?
Ayushman - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Ayushman writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine, exploring the complexities of aerodynamics in Formula 1 motor racing. He focusses in particular on the creation of all-important downforce that allows cars to manoeuvre at high speeds without losing grip. This is Ayushman’s third article to … Continue reading Aerodynamics in Formula 1
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?
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?
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?