Year 12 Science and Maths Academy at Flinders (SMAF) is a project that aims to provide an exciting, collaborative venture which will enhance and support the teaching of Stage 2 Physics, Chemistry and Specialist Mathematics closely aligned with pathways to University.
SMAF commenced in February 2011 and has been developed in collaboration with southern high schools, the Southern Knowledge Transfer Partnership Office and Flinders Centre for Science Education in the 21st Century.
For more information on Year 12 Science and Maths Academy at Flinders
Today Jamie Quinton, Professor of Nanotechnology/Physics/Chemical Physics
Research Leader: Flinders Centre for Nanoscale Science and Technology
Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)
School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
gave a fascinating and illuminating presentation about nuclear fusion to our physics students.
His references to Back to the Future's Mr Fusion and the common Plasma Ball helped clarify aspects of fusion for the students.