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
Rahul - Year 12 Student Editor’s note: Year 12 student Rahul writes here in response to the fascinating philosophy question set for the New College of the Humanities essay competition, 2021. 'Should robots have rights?' - what do you think? CPD “Man is a robot with defects.” 1 Emil Cioran (The Trouble With Being Born) From behind pristine glass … Continue reading Should robots have rights?
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
Ben - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Aspiring medic and Oxbridge applicant Ben, now in Year 13, writes here for the school Science Magazine on whether or not bacteriophages offer a viable solution to the concerning increase observed in antibiotic resistance. This is Ben's first publication in The GSAL Journal. CPD Featured image: Phage injecting … Continue reading Could bacteriophages offer a solution to the increase in antibiotic resistance?
Megan - 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. This is the first time that this piece of work has been published online. CPD There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.(Unknown, 1885) Statistics … Continue reading How to Lie with Statistics
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
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?
Jake - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Talented Year 12 Further Mathematician Jake writes here on the convergence of the sum of reciprocals. This is Jake's second publication in The GSAL Journal; you can read more from Jake here. CPD Introduction Let us consider the set of sums: When taken to the limit as x … Continue reading Convergence of the sum of reciprocals
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?