When asked to prove that all odd numbers (greater than 2) are prime:
Mathematician: 3 is prime, 5 is prime, and 7 is prime … so by induction all odds are prime.
Physicist: 3 is prime, 5 is prime, 7 is prime, 9 isn’t prime (bad data point), 11 is prime, and so is 13, so all odds are prime.
Engineer: 3 is prime, 5 is prime, 7 is prime, 9 is prime, 11 is prime … so all odds are prime.
More unbelievably witty physics humour here, but for now some more useful information…
About the Society
The Oxford University Physics Society (Physsoc) is a student society that exists to promote and encourage an interest in Physics in and around Oxford University. We host talks most weeks during termtime in the Physics Department, often by leading experts and also hold social events which are a great opportunity to get to know others with an interest in all things Physics. Sign up to our mailing list by emailing email@example.com to receive the latest news about our events
Life membership costs just £8 which gives free entry to all of our talks and social events.
What kind of talks do we host?
In recent memory, we’ve had talks by Sir Roger Penrose, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and John Polkinghorne KBE FRS to name but a few. Check out our termcard for the talks organised this term. If you have any suggestions for speakers, feel free to drop us an email. Just check out the Contact Us page and follow the instructions there.
This week’s talk: Quantum Measurement & Many Worlds
Physics socials? Isn’t that an Oxymoron?
No. We may be nerdy, but we know how to have a good time. If a room full of Physicists sounds like your idea of hell, you’ve either never met our social secretary or you’ve met our president… Whichever it may be, come along and find out what really happens when you combine a load of nerds, unlimited drinks and enough nibbles to feed a small army. One of our socials last year even involved liquid nitrogen ice cream! So check out the termcard or sign up to our Facebook page for details of upcoming socials. Prepare for some epic Physics banter and a night to remember.
How do I get involved?
Simple. Head over to the How to Join page and follow the instructions there.