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About CAPS

The Conference of Astronomy and Physics Students, is an annual student run conference which is hosted at different universities every year. In previous years it has been hosted at; UCL, Glasgow, Manchester to name but a few. However this year sees it come to Northumbria University in the beautiful city of Newcastle between the 26th and the 29th of June 2018.

CAPS '18 is a fantastic opportunity to expand upon your current knowledge of physics; find out where your degree can take you; present your hard work; and most importantly have fun and meet your peers from across the country. With lectures given by the likes of Prof. Steve Cowley along with the strong connections to physics here in the north east, this year should prove to be one of the best CAPS! Check out the lecture titles, speakers and abstracts here.

The conference costs £50 for non-accommodated attendees and £80 for accommodated attendees for the duration, you can buy your tickets here.

Location

The area

The conference itself will take place at Northumbria University's Buisness building (right in the city centre!). Newcastle is full of culture, heritage and history; making any trip here one to remember. This is the ideal city to build connections and make memories with hundreds of physics students as well as industry leading companies.

Kielder Observatory by Night
Kielder is the largest protected dark sky area in europe

Northumberland is home to Kielder National Park which is credited as Europe's largest protected dark sky. Also, the home of Lord William Armstrong who installed the first hydroelectric system is stones throw away; his heritage lives on with an ever growing renewables sector here in the north east. Along with this, Newcastle is world renowned for its bustling night life. So, whatever you’re in the mood for Newcastle has you covered!

Address

Northumbria University,
Newcastle Business School,
City Campus East,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE1 8ST.

Contact

Have any questions? Feel free to contact us via Facebook, drop us an email at nu@iopcaps.co.uk or drop any of the team below an email and we will do our best to answer your inquiry

Chris - Chair
Sam - Vice-chair
Luke - Projects manager
Ian - Sponsorship manager
Ella - Publicity manager

Have any questions? Feel free to contact us via Facebook, drop us an email at nu@iopcaps.co.uk or drop any of the team below an email and we will do our best to answer your inquiry

Christopher Markwell - CAPS chair: christopher.markwell@northumbria.ac.uk
Sam James - CAPS vice-chair: drsamjames@gmail.com
Luke Haworth - CAPS projects manager: l.haworth@northumbria.ac.uk
Ian Rye-Carrigas - CAPS sponsorship manager: i.rye-carriegas@newcastle.ac.uk
Ella Grogan - CAPS publicity manager: ella.grogan@northumbria.ac.uk